11/18/2011 09:24 am ET

Herman Cain Cries Over His Wife Gloria

Herman Cain got choked up while talking about his wife and faith with ABC's New Hampshire affiliate WMUR.

When asked what the role of his wife, Gloria, would be during his inauguration, Cain looked down and whispered, "I almost can't say it." With tears in his eyes, he said, "Holding the Bible when I'm sworn in."

"Emotional, huh?" a reporter asked. Cain nodded and took a moment to collect himself. See the video here.

Cain also addressed the scrutiny his family has come under since sexual harassment allegations rocked his campaign earlier this month.

"If I ever reached a point where this campaign became damaging to my family, my wife and my family, I'm not a quitter, but there is a point beyond which you will not go," he said.

Gloria Cain spoke out in defense of her husband on Monday with Fox News' Greta Van Susteren, insisting that he "totally respects women."