Manchester, New Hampshire (CNN) – Herman Cain took questions from the media Wednesday but cleared up little of the confusion surrounding the status of his campaign.
The embattled presidential candidate acknowledged he had lost "a few of our warm-weather supporters" and was reassessing his election effort in the wake of an allegation he carried on a 13-year extramarital affair with a Georgia woman. But it was unclear what, exactly, about the campaign he was reassessing.
Cain said he was waiting to talk face-to-face with his wife about the latest allegation, which comes a month after news that four women had accused Cain of sexual harassment in the 1990s. He has denied all the accusations.
The former businessman said he would also look at fundraising numbers - which he said had dipped but were showing signs of resurgence.
But Cain also said the reassessment concerned a reworking of his campaign strategy and likened the process to a business rethinking its path forward.
Cain said he would come to a decision within a few days, but he didn't clarify whether the decision would be about ending his campaign or merely changing strategy.
When asked if the allegations would make him a weaker general election candidate if he wins the Republican nomination, Cain said he could not promise that someone "won't trump up another allegation."
"It makes me problematic if you're looking for someone with no blemishes and no accusations," he said, adding no politician was perfect.
Before speaking to the media, Cain sounded confident as he spoke to a warmly supportive audience of supporters at his state headquarters.
"A few of our warm-weather supporters have gotten off the Cain train," he acknowledged as supporters urged him to stay in the race.
But Cain repeated his belief his opponents were behind what he called attacks on his character and said they were distracting attention from his policy stances.
He returned to his views on U.S. military involvement in Libya, an issue he had struggled to explain in an editorial board interview earlier this month.
"That's not turning out the way that I think a lot of people wanted it to turn out," he said of U.S. involvement in the country.
Cain will sit down with the New Hampshire Union Leader's editorial page staffers Thursday; he skipped his meeting with the paper on November 17. The paper endorsed former House Speaker Newt Gingrich Sunday.