Herman Cain, the Republican presidential contender, says God told him to run.

“I prayed and prayed and prayed,” Cain told a group of young Republicans in Atlanta, according to National Journal. “I’m a man of faith. I had to do a lot of praying for this one, more praying than I’d ever done before in my life. And when I finally realized that it was God saying that this is what I needed to do, I was like Moses. ‘You’ve got the wrong man, Lord. Are you sure?’”

After he made the decision to run, the former chief executive of Godfather's Pizza said, I did not look back. And one of the misperceptions that some people have (is) that I'm not in this to win it. I'm in this to win it, or I wouldn't be in it! I'm not going anywhere!

In Republican primaries, particularly in the Deep South, religious conservatives form a major voting bloc.

In the wake of sexual harassment scandals, Cain is doing his best to get his campaign back on track. In spite of the series of accusations that have tarnished his campaign and halted his upward momentum in national polls, Cain has stressed that he will be staying in the race. Four women claim that Cain sexually harassed them.