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. rad666

    Odd that Dr. Alveda King is not even have a comment of support on the website.

    December 2, 2011 05:08 pm at 5:08 pm |
  2. kookalaka

    Why is the Left so upset? Kennedy and Clinton were far worse....

    December 2, 2011 05:09 pm at 5:09 pm |
  3. SFRich

    Looks like that website took all the thunder out the impending launch of Hoes4Herman.org

    December 2, 2011 05:09 pm at 5:09 pm |
  4. Jack V

    Any woman OR man that supports Herman Cain is not a serious human being.

    December 2, 2011 05:11 pm at 5:11 pm |
  5. Cedar Rapids

    "Matt....Evaluation of the actual evidence raises reasonable questions about the credibility of the accusations"

    Really? you dont think evaluation of the evidence of a 13 year friendship and handing over money, 61 calls from your cell phone and wife not knowing about any of it, kind of raises questions about Cain's credibility?

    It seems that photo has gone now from the front page, wonder if it was yanked for being a stock photo?

    And some of the posts on there are hilarious....one said she knew he was sent by god, another said she wondered at first about the wife not knowing then realised that he had friends that his wife didnt have, and so it was perfectly fine. LOL.

    December 2, 2011 05:13 pm at 5:13 pm |
  6. wishfulthinkin

    Too be honest I could give a rats behind who, what he slept with. Men, women or goats dressed in plaid. that's between him, his wife and god. He is damaged goods though to the rest of America and especially women (according to my wife) . I din't appreciate his lack of knowledge on the issues. It is no longer possible and dangerous to have a president that does not know anything about the rest of the world. it's a shame as he brought tax reform to the table that i know will be pushed aside by both parties in the future. By the way my wife said if i EVAH have some woman i'm giving money to behind her back, she'd make sure the sleeping on the couch would be a relief. I promptly said yes mam! lol yeah she always gets the last word...

    December 2, 2011 05:15 pm at 5:15 pm |
  7. Anonymous

    My husband did this to me. She is just a friend.......BS. If it looks like a duck and acts like a duck, its a duck. I think he's a liar and is very smug. Jerk!

    December 2, 2011 05:17 pm at 5:17 pm |
  8. nina

    Yah! This is going to work about as well as picking Sarah Palin for worked for the GOP in '08. Didn't happen.

    If Cain wants women votes, he shouldn't harass women!

    December 2, 2011 05:20 pm at 5:20 pm |
  9. Thomas

    The man has a Harem !

    December 2, 2011 05:24 pm at 5:24 pm |
  10. Lejaune

    This has got to be a joke! These pictures look like they all come from Match-dot-com. Maybe they all need Cain's "financial help".

    December 2, 2011 05:24 pm at 5:24 pm |
  11. Daniel

    Way to mislead on the headline. "Women Back Cain?" Which ones? Would that be the all of the smiling stepfords in the obviously generic file photo on the website launched by his campaign? Or are there some actual women out there who seriously believe that cash payouts and 13 year extramarital relationships are the measure of a real man?

    December 2, 2011 05:26 pm at 5:26 pm |
  12. Satan Thomas

    Look at the bright side... we have found out he is another deceiving, womanizing politician. At least we found out BEFORE he got into office. If he gets elected anyway, we deserve the results.

    December 2, 2011 05:28 pm at 5:28 pm |
  13. Michael

    Just goes to show that there is such a thing as an intelligent person that has no common sense. Dr. King you are indeed such a person!

    December 2, 2011 05:29 pm at 5:29 pm |
  14. demogal

    I have a large circle of woman friends–Dems and Republicans–and not one of them expresses any favorable thoughts towards Herman Cain.

    December 2, 2011 05:32 pm at 5:32 pm |
  15. BlackDynamite

    Women were some of Bill Clinton's biggest supporters. Women like pimps and players. Always have. Always will!

    Women SAY they want "a good man". But women say a lot of things.......

    December 2, 2011 05:34 pm at 5:34 pm |
  16. TIGER2

    I'm shocked that there are women who back Cain..really? Just supports the crabs in a barrel label that people attach to women, especially working women. They are their own worse enemies. How do you back someone when you lack all the facts? Easy, because facts don't matter to these imbeciles!

    December 2, 2011 05:36 pm at 5:36 pm |
  17. Lynne

    And the GOP says their #1 goal is to make sure President Obama is a one term President, yet this is one of the people they put forth to run against him!!! hehehehehe

    If I found out that my husband had been giving some other woman money for 13 yrs and had never told me about it...he would be toast. And if she said there had been sex involved...I would tend to believe her...and he would be burnt toast!!!

    December 2, 2011 05:40 pm at 5:40 pm |
  18. MRose

    Why is it that so many Cain supporters and Cain himself keep asking for "proof or evidence"?? THERE IS NO PROOF OR EVIDENCE. Isn't it obvious that if you are conducting an affair with a married man, that both you and the married man are HIDING THE EVIDENCE?? No photos, no receipts. Why don't you get this? Do you expect witnesses to the sex between them? Do you think that Ms Bialek took a video of Hermie grabbing her crotch? THERE ARE NO WITNESSES OR SO CALLED "EVIDENCE".....and dear Hermie is counting on that.

    December 2, 2011 05:41 pm at 5:41 pm |
  19. Mike

    So if I go fund my own website that says women support me it counts as women supporting me? 😀
    Oh well, too bad it was his performance against Gingrich in debate that really ruined his campaign, all the female endorsements on earth aren’t going to make that go away.

    December 2, 2011 05:41 pm at 5:41 pm |
  20. Doug

    Is this a joke?

    December 2, 2011 05:46 pm at 5:46 pm |
  21. JohnnyBe

    CNN's link takes you directly to the website, which resides within the main hermancain.com website.
    womenforcain.com takes you there too.
    womenforhermancain.com does NOT – LOL – someone should be fired. womenforhermancain.com

    December 2, 2011 05:48 pm at 5:48 pm |
  22. petena

    I say he drops out. Writes aook and makes money.

    December 2, 2011 05:48 pm at 5:48 pm |
  23. bobcat2u

    Wow, Testimony from a whole 30 women. And all of them members of Cains family. Whoda thunk it ?

    December 2, 2011 05:52 pm at 5:52 pm |
  24. bigjilm

    Wait, so his own campaign team created this web site? That's like Obama's team creating a Tea Party for Barry web site and posting a bunch of fake comments.

    December 2, 2011 05:54 pm at 5:54 pm |
  25. Thatguy371

    Some ladies seem to be a bit gullible.

    December 2, 2011 05:58 pm at 5:58 pm |
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