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. CBR

    The headline does not match reality. Gee, how surprising that the media would hype the story. The truth it it is some women who support Cain. Headlines should match stories. Continually using hype does not help the relationship between the media and public.

    December 2, 2011 05:59 pm at 5:59 pm |
  2. gung hoe

    You people that condem herman cain are probably the same ones who supported old willie billy clinton when he was running for president.I know your going to tell me you didnt know huh bull crap jenny flowers was very well publisized as well as his shady real estate dealings .So go ahead and condem herman if you want but dont lie about willie bill either!

    December 2, 2011 06:02 pm at 6:02 pm |
  3. Not Fat

    Well this since makes sense, since Cain belongs to Blacks for the Racist GOP.

    December 2, 2011 06:03 pm at 6:03 pm |
  4. Shannon

    Republicans, the party of no values, no ethics and no integrity.

    December 2, 2011 06:04 pm at 6:04 pm |
  5. allens

    you know, this woman for cain could have a large showing. just think if all the woman he screwed around with or groped sign on.

    December 2, 2011 06:08 pm at 6:08 pm |
  6. Liza

    The stock model photo of the women on the homepage is great! Or, wait, maybe those are actually Cain supporters?

    December 2, 2011 06:09 pm at 6:09 pm |
  7. T'sah from Virginia

    You have got to be KIDDING!!!!!

    No further comment.............................OBAMA 2012 – the man EVERY woman is behind that has a BRAIN – not a CAIN!!!

    December 2, 2011 06:15 pm at 6:15 pm |
  8. Kathleen Farrell

    Unbelievable, that women would find that abusing women is OK. The alleged affair aside, settlements were paid to woman he harassed. How dare he treat women that way and just buy them off then dismiss them as liars.

    December 2, 2011 06:20 pm at 6:20 pm |
  9. angryoldguy

    You Cain't be serious! You DO NOT have a "friendship" for 13+ years with a woman, give her money & gifts, take her to Vegas, etc and NOT TELL YOUR WIFE ABOUT IT! THAT'S A "FRIENDSHIP WITH BENEFITS"! THAT'S WHY YOU DON'T TELL YOUR WIFE! WAKE UP PEOPLE! THIS ISN'T ABOUT POLITICS, IT'S ABOUT "GITTIN' SOME ON THE SIDE!" Herman, you're a real disappointment! Sorry, you aren't going to be president, but you did it to yourself.

    December 2, 2011 06:24 pm at 6:24 pm |
  10. DumbasRocks [R]s

    Hey "Obama's Change has left me with NO HOPE": Thank you for your insightful analysis on this story.
    ....oh that's right, your comment wasn't even about this story, nor was it very insightful. And with your 3rd grade approach to political comment, you think you are in a position to comment on how peoples' brains work? Typical bewildered Tea-troll.

    But I do thank you for dropping by here to show us all just how devoid of independent thought you malignantly stupid [R]s really are. If the likes of you has a family, I feel VERY sorry for them.

    December 2, 2011 07:16 pm at 7:16 pm |
  11. Wes

    Excellent use of the Big Lie: deflect... dIstract... attack.... bluster... bully. Use the race card! Make'm think YOU are the victim. Play the underdog. Never let'm see you sweat. The moment they do they'll pick the meat off your bones Herman.

    December 2, 2011 10:19 pm at 10:19 pm |
  12. Fool Me Once

    Run, Gloria, Run.......(but get all of the Royalties from his book!!) This will NOT get any better!

    December 2, 2011 10:23 pm at 10:23 pm |
  13. Simon8

    Women for Cain is kinda like Turkeys for Thanksgiving.

    December 2, 2011 11:05 pm at 11:05 pm |
  14. Mrs. McCullough

    Everyone keep saying there is no proof from Ms. White. Well, all I got to say if my husband is texting a women at 4 AM and giving her money and paying her rent and bills, and has NO working relationship with her, or a relatives or campaign associate, that is all the proof I need. He has admitted these things. Herman Cain is a liar.

    December 3, 2011 12:02 am at 12:02 am |
  15. Cheryl

    Just had to come to this site to see if you really had the nerve to put it up – but of course you did!! I have never seen a more egotistical, insufferable fool. Mr. Cain, you are a pimp and your wife deserved better. So does this country.

    December 3, 2011 12:20 am at 12:20 am |
  16. kathy lundy

    Ginger lied about her own business partner, and was sued. You lie about one thing, you will lie about others.

    December 3, 2011 01:03 am at 1:03 am |
  17. Truth is the only fix.

    Herman Cain's ability to deny all these allegations shows his arrogance and untruthful nature. His reward / punishment is his desire. Coming on to the national stage and publically bringing shame to his wife and family… the very people that he claims matter to him the most. No one could have planned this better. Oh Herman Cain, it’s it time for you to start facing the truth and speak the truth? or you still prefer to be arrogant?

    December 3, 2011 01:29 am at 1:29 am |
  18. StarryMessenger

    If you were first for Trump, and then Bachman, and then Perry, and then Cain, has it occurred to you by now that just maybe there is something just a wee bit off-kilter with your world view? Just how far will you let Cain insult your intelligence before you realize you've been had–once again...

    December 3, 2011 01:54 am at 1:54 am |
  19. shelbyanne

    The GOP is a DISGRACE!

    December 3, 2011 05:25 am at 5:25 am |
  20. mad1nola

    I think it's time to move on from this greek tragedy. Meanwhile, newt is getting a free ride we are all being amused by cain' escapades. Wake up folks the primaries are near and if we spend all our time not pointing how wrong gingrich is for this nation he just might slip by unnoticed. Expose him and do it NOW! I have no doubt he will lose the general but I would be too embarrassed for my country if he were the best the repubs had to offer.

    December 3, 2011 05:35 am at 5:35 am |
  21. Bspkz

    The definition of insanity, which is "performing the same action over and over, expecting different results.

    So electing another black president and expecting different results is literally insanity!

    December 3, 2011 07:09 am at 7:09 am |
  22. patricia kelley

    people or should i say sheep the democrtic party running obama's re-election has done a marvelous job of smearing mr cain leaving us with mit or newt or should i say no choice at all...wake up people and smell the dung being flung at you..oh btw i have ajob and i believe in God..so i must not have any sense at all huh?

    December 3, 2011 10:42 am at 10:42 am |
  23. Vicki

    You have GOT to be kidding me. I went over to that website and had to quickly flee before I caught something. CREEPY! Ewww!!!!!

    December 3, 2011 11:36 am at 11:36 am |
  24. Juvenal451

    Brilliant! Another idea: "Comedians for Cain."

    December 3, 2011 11:51 am at 11:51 am |
  25. Zendjan

    Yes We Cain!

    December 3, 2011 05:27 pm at 5:27 pm |
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