Posted at 10:35 AM ET, 11/18/2011

Herman Cain chokes up thinking about wife at his inauguration

Herman Cain got emotional imagining his wife holding a Bible at his hypothetical presodential inauguration while taping an interview with a New Hampshire television station on Thursday.

In the interview with the local station WMUR, Cain was asked about his wife Gloria’s role in his inauguration were he to be elected president in 2012.

“I almost can’t say it,” Cain replied. He paused before going on. “Holding the Bible . . .” Cain trailed off as his eyes welled.

Cain’s wife kept a low profile during the early days of his presidential campaign, but has been thrust into the spotlight in recent weeks, after her husband was besieged by accusations of sexually harassing former employees. Last week, Gloria Cain spoke to Fox News about the allegations , saying they did not fit with the man she knows.

By Beth Marlowe  |  10:35 AM ET, 11/18/2011

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