After Herman Cain stepped out of the GOP primary race in January, he threw his support behind former House Speaker Newt Gingrich (Ga.). Now, Cain says that he’d be open to having a conversation with likely GOP nominee, Mitt Romney, about possibly of being his running mate. He told The Hill’s Alicia Cohn, “I would say, ‘let’s talk.’” The Huffington Post reports:
Way back in January, after he’d quit the race, Herman Cain appeared before the Palm Beach County Republican Party at its Lincoln Day Dinner and announced, “I hereby officially and enthusiastically endorse Newt Gingrich for president of the United States.” Since then, Newt Gingrich hasn’t made much use of that enthusiasm. But now that Rick Santorum has suspended his campaign, there’s another chance for Cain to get back into the news cycle, so he seems to be close to breaking things off with Newt and switching his affections to Mitt Romney. This, despite the fact that Cain once quipped about Romney’s tax plan, “That dog won’t hunt.”
Whatever! It’s now time for the Cain Train to pull into Romney’s station. And Cain wants Romney to know that he’s willing to talk about being Romney’s Vice President, at Romney’s earliest convenience, as the Hill’s Alicia Cohn reports:
“I would say: ‘Let’s talk,’” he told Fox and Friends, when asked how he would react to a request. “It’s not a slam-dunk.”
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