Wouldn't you love to be a fly on the wall Friday when Herman Cain meets with his wife for the first time since allegations surfaced of a 13-year affair?

"Since I've been campaigning all week, I haven't had an opportunity to sit down with her and walk through this with my wife and my family. I will do that when I get back home on Friday," Cain told reporters gathered at his New Hampshire campaign headquarters Wednesday night.

He's plotting an aggressive campaign schedule across several states, but Cain has begun to outline a possible exit strategy from the race for the Republican presidential nomination.

The allegation first surfaced on Monday, and says he has only spoken to his wife by phone. Cain, a top-tier candidate just weeks ago, says he'll decide in the next "few days" whether to abandon his White House bid, but not before he meets -- in person -- with his wife.

Many Republican operatives believe Cain's bid is over whether he pulls the plug or not. His fundraising and public image may be damaged beyond repair.