December 1st, 2011
10:11 AM ET

Cain: No decision before conversation with wife

GOP presidential hopeful Herman Cain won't decide whether to stay in the race until after he speaks with his wife in person, he told reporters.

After being on the road campaigning during a week that a woman came forward with allegations of a 13-year affair with Cain, which he denies, the embattled candidate said he will return home Friday and have the chance to talk in person with his wife Gloria.

"I haven't had an opportunity to sit down with her and walk through this with my wife and my family," Cain said Wednesday night in Ohio. "I will do that when I get back home on Friday."

He will also re-evaluate his support and the impact that this latest allegation has had on his fund raising, Cain said.

While Cain said he has spoken with Gloria Cain about the allegations many times since Monday by phone and had "lengthy conversations," he said he will not "make a decision until after we talk face to face."

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  1. Yutah

    This whole situation is rediculous, don't you think the Republicans are jus sitting there laughing at us, they know these candidates are sleezy, how could they not!!! This two party system is done, broken, no more choosing between worse or worst, I for one am sick of it.. These idiots in WA could care less about any citizen, they'er only interested in making big bucks!! They go into office w/a $74,000 paycheck & before you know it their worth millionsa, you don't think insider trading plays a part??? It's all of them, not just one party. TIME TO PUT CURBS ON THESE SLEEZE BALLS THAT THINK THEY CAN DO WHATEVER, TIME TO SHOW THEM WHO WE ARE. Time to end their benifets, pensions special interest & show them what jail time looks like!!!!!!

    December 1, 2011 at 2:48 pm | Report abuse |
    • hope

      All their candidates are a joke.

      But, the joke's on them and their crumpets at noon!

      December 1, 2011 at 5:22 pm | Report abuse |
  2. searchingForAnAtheistExtremist

    Yutah – I'm totally with you.

    December 1, 2011 at 2:51 pm | Report abuse |
  3. gung hoe

    @banasy I was just kiddin sorry.Looks like your havin a bad day

    December 1, 2011 at 3:01 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Alger Heights Dave

    I'm sure this has been said before, but I think it says a lot about America that an African American man can lead the polling (I know he's not currently, but he was) for the Republican nomination for President. Best of luck to Cain himself, given this current pickle he's in, but the fact that Republicans are seriously considering him as the nominee for their presidential candidate speaks volumes about this country and it's people. I know racism isn't dead, but this at least proves it's dying.

    December 1, 2011 at 3:45 pm | Report abuse |
  5. banasy©

    @gung hoe:
    I know you're kidding!
    Let's just say:
    Baby +20
    Grandma. 0

    December 1, 2011 at 4:23 pm | Report abuse |
  6. hope

    He has to check with his ol' lady...

    Good Answer!

    Maybe now he'll be ready for the primaries.


    December 1, 2011 at 5:14 pm | Report abuse |
  7. bigwilliestyles

    To see Herman Cain slowly twisting in the wind, while he spouts lie after lie is almost orgasmic. Keep talking 'Herb', sooner or later we'll all believe that everyone is lying but you. I told you this guy was delusional.

    December 1, 2011 at 8:12 pm | Report abuse |
  8. ronvan

    HISTORY!!! It's over, pack up your ball and go home. On the other hand, I do think it is wrong that these women, or anyone for that matter, can say something, without any proof, and destroy someone. If Cain drops out, and I think he should, and does not take this to court, then, for me, it shows that these women are telling the truth. The other problem is that without proof, he said, she said, a court would probably not even listen to it!

    December 2, 2011 at 9:06 am | Report abuse |
  9. True

    December 3, 2011 at 12:17 am | Report abuse |
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