Cain launches website smearing accusers as ‘pathetic husbandless women’

By David Edwards
Friday, December 2, 2011 13:19 EDT
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Herman Cain’s struggling presidential campaign has created a new website that they say is a “fellowship of women dedicated to helping elect Herman Cain” — but the real purpose seems to be to destroy the reputation of his accusers.

While the website “Women for Cain” is chaired by Cain’s wife, Gloria Cain, it does not offer a single statement by her. Instead, it asks other women to share “thoughts and encouragement for Mr. Cain.”

The candidate has described the accusations of sexual impropriety as “character assassination on me,” but it may be the alleged victims whose characters are being assassinated with the comments his campaign has chosen to publish.

Featuring a stock photo of women giving thumbs up — a photo that’s been used by numerous other websites — it quotes a woman named Barbara Dayan.

“Dear Mrs. Cain Don’t pay attention to these pathetic husbandless women who are jealous of women like you in happy long-term marriages,” Dayan wrote. “These vindictive women can’t find a husband or keep one. They are like stalkers who try to latch on to any man who shows a bit of kindness or attention to them.”

“It’s pathetic and shameful women are so desperate for their five minutes of fame that they would position themselves against the greatest potential president Americans could be blessed enough to have,” Margaux Melby opined.

“I believe these ‘women’ are looking for money and attention and have been groomed by the ‘Demonacrats’ to be a bunch of bad actress,” Angela Schudy complained. “The Left is desperate and they are low enough to break the law and lie.”

“[A]s a REAL woman I do not believe for one second any of these ‘women’ that have crawled out from under a rock somewhere to defame you and bring pain to you and your family,” Cheryl Vaglienti remarked. “They are pitiful creatures at the very least, and evil at the most. Isn’t it convenient that they have suddenly become offended by supposed advances by you now after all these years, my goodness, poor babies, how have they been able to bare up under the pain for all these oh so many years… LIARS, LIARS, LIARS…GO GET THEM HERMAN AND PLEASE DO NOT QUIT!!!!”

“I also hope you pursue a slander, libel, defamation of character suit against this moneygrubbing, lying woman,” Darlene from Long Beach, California advised.

” I do not believe a single one of the ‘women’ who have accused you,” Karla Heidt commented. “Don’t let Satan and his demons win.”

As for Gloria Cain, there were indications Friday that she may finally be ready for her husband to abandon his presidential ambitions.

“Sources close to the campaign say Gloria Cain wants her husband to leave the race and has no desire to do additional interviews about their marriage or the constant accusations,” The Daily Beast’s Allison Samuels reported. “They describe a woman angry that her life has been turned upside down by her husband’s need for attention and power by any means.”

Cain admitted Thursday that he had not told his wife about his “friendship” with Ginger White, or that he had given her financial support.

The candidate has said he will have the first face-to-face conversation with his wife over the weekend, and announce Monday if he will withdraw his bid for the Republican nomination.

(H/T: Talking Points Memo)

David Edwards
David Edwards
David Edwards has served as an editor at Raw Story since 2006. His work can also be found at Crooks & Liars, and he's also been published at The BRAD BLOG. He came to Raw Story after working as a network manager for the state of North Carolina and as as engineer developing enterprise resource planning software. Follow him on Twitter at @DavidEdwards.
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