"The campaign of the candidate was dotted with several complaints by the public appearance of a woman claiming to have been his lover for 13 years and sexual abuse. In the coming days he will take a decision."
The businessman told senior members of his team, during a conference call, which is examining whether stay or not in the race for the White House.
"Is a new assessment of where we are and the path to follow, like other times in the history of the campaign", explained spokesman of Herman Cain, JD Gordon, in an email.
The Republican candidate took the decision to reconsider his candidacy a day after that a woman in Atlanta stated that they had an extramarital relationship for 13 years.
Cain denied the charge and his lawyer released a statement stating that personal issues were not relevant to the campaign. However, the revelation negatively impacted the image of the candidate, already weakened by several allegations of sexual harassment.
The Des Moines Register web site revealed part of the Conference that the political leader held with his advisers. Noting that the new indictment "could create a cloud" around his work, said: "If a decision is made, you will be the first to know." "We have to do an assessment to determine if this is going to cause, or not, confusion in the minds of some people as to whether they should or not, support us in the future."
However, his spokesman said that Cain plans to keep his candidacy. "Just to come back to assess the State of the campaign", said Gordon.