Campaign To Women Voters: Board The 'Cain Train'

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Melissa Block and Guy Raz talk about a new campaign that the Herman Cain team launched Friday, called "Women for Herman Cain."


At a press conference today in South Carolina, Herman Cain said that he would clarify.

That word again, clarify, exactly what the next steps are.

He didn't release any details, only that he would make an announcement tomorrow in Atlanta.


Which leads us to another announcement from the Cain team - the launch of a new campaign for a certain group that's waned in its support, namely women.

RAZ: The Women for Herman Cain campaign is chaired by Cain's wife, Gloria. The launch comes at a time when Cain faces accusation that he's sexually harassed female employees while CEO of the National Restaurant Association, and claims of a 13-year affair with a woman from Atlanta.

BLOCK: Alveda King, niece of Martin Luther King, Jr., is leading the Women for Herman Cain initiative. She denies that the timing of the website has anything to do with the recent allegations.

DR. ALVEDA KING: I think it's appropriate that the country would know that there are women who support Mr. Herman Cain.

RAZ: According to the Women for Herman Cain webpage, quote, "Mr. Cain has been a strong advocate for women throughout his lifetime." And it features statements from female Cain supporters, including this one from Adele McLachlan(ph) of Mesa, Arizona.

ADELE MCLACHLAN: I know it must be so difficult on you and your family and I'm sorry for that. But sometimes we have we all have to take a stand in order to help the next generation. I'm standing beside you, Mr. Cain, and I will not get off the Cain train until they throw me off. Sincerely, Adele MacLachlan.

BLOCK: We'll learn tomorrow whether it Cain train has reached its final destination.

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