Gloria Cain says Herman Cain ‘totally respects’ women

Gloria Cain, wife of GOP candidate Herman Cain, has given her first televised interview ever, to Greta Van Susteren of Fox News.

The interview is scheduled to air Monday night, but according to partial transcripts already released, Mrs. Cain strongly defends her husband against the allegations of sexual harassment.

“You hear the graphic allegations and we know that would have been something that’s totally disrespectful of her as a woman. And I know the type of person he is. He totally respects women.”

“I’m thinking he would have to have a split personality to do the things that were said,” according to Mrs. Cain.

Married to her husband for 43 years, Gloria Cain has been a non-entity on the campaign trail. According to her husband, she simply doesn’t like being in the spotlight. But with Cain’s poll numbers dipping as the scandal continues to play out, the campaign clearly decided it was time to bring her out. And Cain himself is quoting his wife.

Last week, on Jimmy Kimmel Live, Herman Cain said:

“My own wife said that I wouldn’t do anything as silly as what that lady was talking about, because she does know me,” Cain said about one of the accusers, Sharon Bialek.

“I’ve been married for 43 years to the same woman and I’m proud of it.”

Four women have made allegations of sexually inappropriate behavior, including two who settled harassment claims while Cain was the head of the National Restaurant Association.

A Reuters/Ipsos poll last Thursday and Friday found Cain , with 20 percent support, was second to former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney, who polled 28 percent, among Republican voters in the race for the party’s presidential nomination.

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Comments (4)

  1. Submitted by James Hamilton on 11/14/2011 - 10:30 am.

    Without implying that Cain did or didn’t do what he’s been accused of, isn’t the spouse always the last one to know how a husband or wife acts with others? Really, one might as well bring on one’s aging mother to testify to what an angel you were as a child.

  2. Submitted by Jeanne Harris on 11/14/2011 - 04:29 pm.

    What a sad and lonely little club Gloria Cain has now joined. The sorority of wives who are forced to endure the pity of others while they stand-up and defend a man that they know , at the very least is a liar and a cheat. To add ‘insult to injury’/ not only have their husbands been accused of unethical and immoral behavior involving women not their wives- BUT now they ( wives) are compelled to stand -up and defend these cretins! The wives must lie with a sad little smile and say what they have been told to say- that the man is not
    capable of the behavior he’s accused of. Sure, we know. Poor dears/ is the price of fame & position worth it? I think not, poor Ginnie Thomas is still consumed with the actions of her husband- Clarence Thomas; so much so that she called Ms. Hill at her office , on a Saturday morning, begging Ms. Hill to tell her everything that happened between she & her husband! Why not simply ask your husband Ginnie? Poor Dears!

  3. Submitted by Thomas Swift on 11/14/2011 - 06:19 pm.

    “The sorority of wives who are forced to endure the pity of others while they stand-up and defend a man that they know , at the very least is a liar and a cheat.”

    Sad…you think she’d rush to join the ever popular “people that make unfounded, asinine statements” club.

  4. Submitted by Jan Menke on 11/14/2011 - 07:04 pm.

    Well, if his OWN wife said he wouldn’t do sumthin’ like that then it must be so. What fledgling politician would deceive his OWN wife? That’s absolutely unheard of.

    I guess that wraps the controversy up then . . .

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