Women for Cain' launched by campaign
December 2nd, 2011
01:12 PM ET
11 years ago

Women for Cain' launched by campaign

(CNN) – While Herman Cain has yet to decide if he will continue his presidential campaign following an allegation he engaged in a 13-year extramarital affair, his campaign is pressing on with efforts to promote his candidacy.

Team Cain officially launched a "Women for Cain" website Friday billed as an "online national fellowship of women dedicated to helping elect Herman Cain as the next President of the United States."

The site says the former pizza executive is a strong advocate for women and is complete with testimonials from over 30 women. It also names Cain's wife of 43 years, Gloria, as the national chairperson.

Most of the comments encourage Cain to remain in the race, with some criticizing the women who have lobbed accusations at the former radio talk show host. Other messages ask him to ignore the media.

"I hope you pursue a slander, libel, defamation of character suit against this moneygrubbing, lying woman. Granted, she has no $, but it would send a strong message," a comment reads on the homepage.

One post calls the women "money hungry" that "make me sick to my stomach."

Another says "PLEASE DO NOT PULL OUT OF THE RACE," adding that she is "encouraging everyone to ignore the media, GOP establishment, (elitists, statists) and the Obama administration to do the right thing for our country … Remember Clarence Thomas and hang in there."

Dr. Alveda King, a Cain supporter and lead voice behind the drive, said the site is the culmination of months of work intended to connect "people of like hearts and minds that are praying for Mr. and Mrs. Cain."

"I would be very blessed if Mr. Cain decides to stay in the race," King, the niece of the late Martin Luther King, Jr. and daughter of the late civil rights activist Re. A.D. William King, Sr., told CNN.

Cain has spent recent weeks rebuffing accusations of sexual harassment and most recently claims of an affair from Ginger White, an Atlanta businesswoman.

He is currently "reassessing" his 2012 plans and in an email to supporters Friday asked them to show their support for his candidacy.

"As I assess the future of my campaign, I need to gauge the support of the people of this great nation," Cain wrote. "In today's political environment, the only way we can gauge true support is by the willingness of our supporters to invest in this effort."

Also see:

Cain to meet with wife amid affair claims, dropping poll numbers

Poll: Cain's Iowa drop off

Ginger White: ‘My heart bleeds’ for Gloria Cain

Filed under: 2012 • Herman Cain
soundoff (228 Responses)
  1. Liz the First

    Just change your group's name to 'idiot suckers for Cain' and be done with it. what is wrong with people? that sleazy sidelong glance in his 'smoking' ad tells you all you need to know about this slimeball.

    December 2, 2011 04:21 pm at 4:21 pm |
  2. Independent_me

    The Mark of Cain...

    "A" for "Adulterer"


    December 2, 2011 04:22 pm at 4:22 pm |
  3. dashabq

    Go to shutterstock (dot) com, type in "four women" in the search box, and you'll see the image for the four thumbs-up girls in their library.

    December 2, 2011 04:22 pm at 4:22 pm |
  4. skarphace

    Well, to be honest, any celebrity type should be able to find 30 women that would support him. Look at how many women supported Charles Manson. If 30 is all he can get, then he has no chance at the Republican nomination.

    Which is exactly what I have been saying ever since Cain said blacks are brainwashed, Muslims would not be permitted in his cabinet, and Obama was not a natural born citizen. It took a while, but it seems the rest of America finally realized what many of us have been saying for a while: this fool has no business running for POTUS.

    December 2, 2011 04:25 pm at 4:25 pm |
  5. skarphace

    By the way, I would give quite a bit to be able to see all the responses that were sent to that site. I would be willing to bet that anti-Cain responses outnumbered pro-Cain responses about 100 to 1.

    December 2, 2011 04:28 pm at 4:28 pm |
  6. kether

    This add has to be the most bogus thing I have seen in very bogus politics.

    December 2, 2011 04:30 pm at 4:30 pm |
  7. FactCheck

    Denial is not just a river in Egypt.

    December 2, 2011 04:32 pm at 4:32 pm |
  8. Portland tony

    Being an adulterer or being a promiscuous individual doesn't necessarily disqualify a person from being a good or great leader. However, with the Christ like standards we set here in America, when we elect or appoint senior government officials, he hasn't got a snowball's chance in hell of being the nominee. I peersoally could care less what a good leader does in the bedroom. However, the man is in denial and is lying for selfish self serving reasons. Aside from the moral issues following Mr. Cain, he definitely has shown to me a complete lack of understanding of foreign and domestic issues that an American President must have.

    December 2, 2011 04:33 pm at 4:33 pm |
  9. joco

    Just because someone accuses someone of something it does not make the accusations true. Even if what these people are saying turns out to be true it's nothing compared to what President Clinton did while IN OFFICE. He seemed to still be able to get the job done.

    December 2, 2011 04:38 pm at 4:38 pm |
  10. carlos

    The site says the former pizza executive is a strong advocate for women and is complete with testimonials from over 30 women and the deacon told them to kneel......they did not ask him FOR WHAT???????

    December 2, 2011 04:39 pm at 4:39 pm |
  11. Really?

    Reality TV is so ridiculous, the anger, the emotions all scripted, staged and fake.
    Now we finally see real reality TV, thanks to Herman. The man believes what he says and puts out online. He really does. Delusional , too strong a word? It's like a comedy of sorts, the main character gets himself deeper into doodoo the moment he opens his mouth. Audience laughs, all in good humor, we know it's just a play.
    Except, it goes on: Herman gives a sermon. Cain can't abstain, and on goes the train. Sorry, those words escaped from my laughing mouth. Just don't let the guy get near any buttons that could upset the chinese, well, Russians (chinese dont have nukes... )

    December 2, 2011 04:45 pm at 4:45 pm |
  12. bill

    honey, i'm sorry, i have been with this women for 15 years, and yes our son is doing quite well in school – you should meet him, you'd be proud. I was on a devine mission to help a friend in need, and i'm glad you understand. god bless you dear.

    December 2, 2011 04:47 pm at 4:47 pm |
  13. Stu

    White folks in all those red states will flip out if they have to choose between two black presidential candidates.
    So it's hard to imagine Hermain Cain winning the republican ticket.
    If you want a real republican, VOTE RON PAUL!
    The only real republican that doesn't bend over to corporations and won't send our troops to war.

    December 2, 2011 04:47 pm at 4:47 pm |
  14. Joe

    ""I hope you pursue a slander, libel, defamation of character suit against this moneygrubbing, lying woman. Granted, she has no $, but it would send a strong message," a comment reads on the homepage."
    It's hard to pursue a lawsuit when the statement is true... keep that in mind when no suit comes to pass.

    December 2, 2011 04:48 pm at 4:48 pm |
  15. Regis990

    What will these women say if it comes out that these allegations are TRUE? Do you think they'll take back all the hateful things they've said about Cain's accusers?

    December 2, 2011 04:50 pm at 4:50 pm |
  16. Don in Lawrence, Kansas

    The picture of the 4 thumbs up women on the web sight is a purchased stock photo. Chances are these folk do not support the Pizza Man.

    December 2, 2011 04:51 pm at 4:51 pm |
  17. Robin Bray

    Are you kidding? This is worse than pedophiles for Jeffery Dahmer or Adopt a child for Casey Anthony.

    December 2, 2011 04:51 pm at 4:51 pm |
  18. Lolo

    Speaking of Clinton, He was not accused of rape. These republicans are just dirty low down scoundrels and their hypocritical followers don't mind the dirty things they do so long as they are against gays, abortions and they love the NRA and KKK. I have never seen a party that has so much dirty laundry and then try to act holier than thou. Telling lies on GOD. They will never get my vote and if America knows what's good for them they will not vote for these idiots either. Now they are backing Newt Gingrich the worst of them all. The Republican/Tea Party is in deep you know what.

    December 2, 2011 04:51 pm at 4:51 pm |
  19. saranot

    Are these the same kinds of women who write to convicts in prison?

    December 2, 2011 05:00 pm at 5:00 pm |
  20. qubee

    his new poll numbers are now at 9-9-9, down from the mid- 20's.

    December 2, 2011 05:01 pm at 5:01 pm |
  21. Bill S., Whitingham VT

    The website should be called "Self-Loathing Women for Cain" or perhaps "Zero Self Esteem Women for Cain."

    December 2, 2011 05:01 pm at 5:01 pm |
  22. slewatha

    They all just want a little Cain in them.

    December 2, 2011 05:02 pm at 5:02 pm |
  23. cibo

    Well, I'm a republican and I think he's nasty, and just another snake in the grass. Bye Bye Mr. Cain...

    December 2, 2011 05:03 pm at 5:03 pm |
  24. rad666

    Every woman supporter on the site that has a photo appears to be white.

    December 2, 2011 05:03 pm at 5:03 pm |
  25. Matt

    Nice to see women standing strong for Herman, when the mainstream media depicts "all women" as defecting over "the truth" coming out.

    At this point, we don't know what the truth is. Evaluation of the actual evidence raises reasonable questions about the credibility of the accusations. Provided you evaluate without the bias of "with this many women (3) it must be true" or you didn't want him anyway so evaluations of evidence would be half-hearted at best.

    December 2, 2011 05:04 pm at 5:04 pm |
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