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Cain won't preview tomorrow's announcement

At a Town Hall today in Rock Hill, SC, Herman Cain said he will make a big announcement tomorrow to clarify his next steps.

 

ROCK HILL, S.C. -- Speculation about the future of Herman Cain's presidential campaign will likely come to an end in less than
24 hours, the candidate told supporters during a town hall here this afternoon.

"Tomorrow in Atlanta, I will be making an announcement, but nobody's going to get me to make that announcement prematurely," said Cain."That's all there is to that.  So tomorrow  we're going to be opening our headquarters in Northwest Georgia where we will also clarify, there's that word again, clarify exactly what the next steps are."

The future of Cain's campaign has been watched closely since Tuesday, when he told senior staffers that he would "reassess" his bid for the presidency.  On the trail this week, the former Georgia businessman has remained defiant in speeches, but has been less reassuring that his campaign will continue when speaking to press. He's consistently said that the decision will be made by Cain and his family.

"My wife and family comes first. I got to take that into consideration. I don't doubt the support that I have," he said.

Cain is traveling to Atlanta where he will meet with his wife face-to-face for the first time since a Georgia woman claimed to have had a 13-year affair with Cain.

Earlier today, his campaign sent out an appeal to supporters asking to show their support to keep Cain in the race.  The the nearly 200 supporters gathered here enthusiastically cheered for the embattled presidential candidate, with one voter using the question and answer portion of the town hall to plead with Cain not to quit.

Asked by a reporter after the event if he would drop out, Cain said only that he needed to speak with his