COLUMBIA, United States – On Saturday the candidate for the Republican nomination Herman Cain will make an announcement on the continuation of his presidential campaign, after returning home with his wife to discuss the allegations of a woman who claims to have been his mistress for 13 years.
On Friday Mr. Cain made the remarks when he was campaigning in South Carolina, without giving details.
The Republican candidate was then to proceed to his home in Atlanta, Georgia with his wife to determine if the allegations of extramarital relationship should urge him to abandon the race.
Mr. Cain denied having a mistress, as he denied the allegations of sexual harassment brought by other women in recent weeks.
These numerous allegations and doubts about his knowledge of foreign policy have cost Herman Cain’s leadership position in the race for the Republican nomination, which aims to select a candidate to face President Barack Obama in 2012.
Newt Gingrich, former Speaker of the House of Representatives, and Mitt Romney, former governor of Massachusetts, are now leading the race, a little over a month before the start of the cycle of primary in Iowa. It remains to be seen whether MM. Gingrich and Romney or another candidate, will benefit from a possible withdrawal of Herman Cain.
If Mr. Cain remains in the race, his chances of winning seem slim. Its popularity continues to fall in the polls, his supporters abandoned him and his fundraising stagnated.
Herman Cain said he would discuss with his wife Gloria, with whom he has been married for 42 years, the continuation or not of his campaign.
“I want to make the assessment that we must do. Each time a new piece of information emerges, this leads to another story in the media and it hits my family and my wife, and it strikes me personally, “he said Thursday on Fox News.
“I will restore my reputation,” he added.
On Monday since Ginger White, 46, appeared in the media to say she had a long relationship with Herman Cain, the case has taken over the campaign of former businessman.
Mr. Cain said in a publication of New Hampshire that his wife did not know he gave money to a woman in Atlanta to pay “monthly bills and expenses.”
“Unfortunately, I am a sweet and I feel sad for people who have financial problems, especially in the current state of the economy,” said Cain went on Fox News.
The alleged mistress said Thursday on MSNBC that she was “deeply sorry” for the evil he could do to Mr. Cain’s wife or other family members.
Even before the release of White Ginger, Herman Cain campaign was having some problems and did not seem very organized. He spent more time promoting his book to visit the States policy in the nomination contest. And many wonder if it is really ready for the presidency after a series of blunders on political issues.