Herman Cain's trying to fight fire with fire by highlighting how women want him to become president, not just attack him for being an alleged womanizer.
Cain's campaign's launched a new page on its website Thursday night listing everyday women who support his candidacy with Facebook style pictures and glowing testimonials—and they are inviting more GOP women to get involved. [Check out our editorial cartoons on the GOP.]
The site describes "Women For Cain" as "an online fellowship of women dedicated to helping elect Herman Cain as the next President of the United States."
Alveda King, the mastermind of Women for Herman Cain says, "A woman knows a skirt-chaser" and "Herman Cain is no skirt-chaser."
King is joined by just over 30 women who have written encouraging messages on the web page urging Cain to stick with his campaign. [Mary Kate Cary: Why I Am Done Defending Herman Cain]
Camille Lucio of Wyoming writes: "Mr. Cain I am such a huge supporter of you. I admire your determination and I love your morals and ideals. Don't back down, keep fighting, our country needs your leadership." [See a slideshow of the top political sex scandals]
Vivian Hehemann of Ohio shares the sentiment: "Mr. Cain, PLEASE DO NOT PULL OUT OF THE RACE. I am doing everything I can possibly do to encourage everyone to ignore the media, GOP establishment, (elitists, statists) and the Obama administration and do the right thing for our country. I absolutely believe that you can beat Obama in 2012. Remember Clarence Thomas and hang in there."
While the enthusiastic commenters are real people, Mother Jones reports the image of four women giving thumbs up for Cain is less genuine. The women pictured in the photo also showed that same energy (and pose) in a sugar commercial in South Africa.
Cain has repeatedly denied the allegations of sexual impropriety, including a 13-year affair with Atlanta businesswoman Ginger White.
The "Women for Cain" site rebuts those claims, saying "Mr. Cain has been a strong advocate for women throughout his lifetime, defending and promoting the issues of quality health care, family, education, equality in the workplace and many other concerns so important to American women."
Gloria Cain, Cain's wife of 43 years who has appeared seldom on the campaign trail, is the National Chairperson for "Women for Cain."