Just one day after Atlanta businesswoman Ginger White told Atlanta Fox News affiliate WAGA that she had a 13-year affair with Herman Cain, the GOP hopeful is reportedly reconsidering his bid for the 2012 Republican Presidential nomination.
This morning, on a conference call with top campaign aides first reported by the National Review, Cain said that he would make a decision about the fate of his campaign in the coming days.
The Associated Press reports that an anonymous source close to Cain noted some uncertainty coming from the candidate during this morning's conference call.
Cain's Iowa campaing chair, Steve Grubbs told the AP, "He said this lady was a friend, someone he thought was a friend, that he was trying to help out financially and had been a friend for some period of time. But that nothing inappropriate occurred."
In the WAGA interview, the woman who had the alleged affair with Cain was up front about the controversy that could ensue from the revelation.
"I was aware that he was married," White said. "And I was also aware that I was involved in a very inappropriate situation, relationship."
The former Godfather's Pizza executive, whose popularity skyrocketted in recently before facing a litany of sexual harassment accusations this month, has denied the latest accusations.
Before Ms. White's interview hit the airwaves, Mr. Cain denied the allegations pre-emptively, telling CNN that the accusations are not true. Still, when asked if the latest accusations would make him consider dropping out of the race, Cain replied, "I would make that decision depending on the circumstances and how it is impacting my wife and my family."
Allegations of sexual impropriety are stacking up against Mr. Cain. The New York Times reports that he will consider if the latest charge is "going to create too much of a cloud in some peoples' minds as to whether or not they should support us going forward."