Cain on VP prospects
October 19th, 2011
02:54 PM ET
10 years ago

Cain on VP prospects

(CNN) - Would Herman Cain ever accept a VP spot on a Romney ticket?

"I'm not saying 'no.' But it's not an automatic 'yes'," the Republican presidential candidate and former CEO of Godfather's Pizza said during an interview on CNN's "American Morning."

He said the decision to run as a vice presidential candidate would depend largely on who it is and "upon the understanding that we could reach about how they saw my role."

But Cain also made clear his goal was to become President of the United States.

"I'm in it to win it."

Cain also took on his opponents for piling on criticism of his "9-9-9 plan" during CNN's debate in Las Vegas on Tuesday night saying he's been trying to be the "likeable guy," but his opponents are "getting on my last nerve".

So what can we expect from Herman Cain in the next debate?

"I'm going on the attack."

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soundoff (19 Responses)
  1. Rudy NYC

    Idiot. Who are your advisors, Mr. Cain? Sausage and Pepperoni? That was the question that you should have dodged and jumped "on message" about yourself. Make up for the one dimensional image that you are painting of yourself, Mr. Cain. You should have presented some ideas about your ideas for foreign policy, the mortgage crisis, the health care crisis, the social issues, etc. Instead, you let them paint yourself as a man living a fantasy. They already say you cannot win the nomination, and you gave them no reason to change that opinion. Idiot. Now, you know why I will not vote for you, Mr. Cain.

    October 19, 2011 03:03 pm at 3:03 pm |
  2. Woman In California

    Second in charge? The party of inclusion would NEVER allow that so Mr. Cain need NOT worry.

    October 19, 2011 03:05 pm at 3:05 pm |
  3. Deeb

    Being VP is something that Mr. lack of proper grammer and diction Granddaddy Cain need not worry himself about. The GOP nominee won't ask him and he definately won't be the nominee. Nuff said....

    October 19, 2011 03:22 pm at 3:22 pm |
  4. Independent Voters

    Cain and the republicans are full of jokes.

    Please 2012 election hurry up and get here so we can vote the republicans out of the office

    October 19, 2011 03:24 pm at 3:24 pm |
  5. Wall Street Crime Victim

    KochCain is just what America needs! (NOT)

    October 19, 2011 03:25 pm at 3:25 pm |
  6. 99%er

    Bachman`s correct. "9-9-9" IS "6-6-6" unless you are a millionaire. ...........Then it is a thing of beauty.

    October 19, 2011 03:25 pm at 3:25 pm |
  7. Sequoia

    I literally don't understand the conservative mindset. They're crazy.

    October 19, 2011 03:28 pm at 3:28 pm |
  8. Cindy

    What president would want a "big-mouth" like this as his vice president? He would spend his entire term trying to get this guy out of hot water.

    October 19, 2011 03:30 pm at 3:30 pm |
  9. John

    You know the old saying that two wrong don't make it right.

    October 19, 2011 03:33 pm at 3:33 pm |
  10. Sorensen

    He will keep lowering his sights until he is back in the pizza shop. Indeed, the poor guy never had a chance in the
    first place.

    October 19, 2011 03:43 pm at 3:43 pm |
  11. Derrick

    Republicans hate Obama so much they would vote for nutty Mitchell Bachman......

    October 19, 2011 03:46 pm at 3:46 pm |
  12. kayla

    mr. crabs says he's in it to win, well bro, wishful thinking. you are just a sarah palin in pants. you are a big joke

    October 19, 2011 03:47 pm at 3:47 pm |
  13. Larry L

    Cain is hostile to the poor and middle class... but then so was Dick Cheney!

    October 19, 2011 03:48 pm at 3:48 pm |
  14. Sick of it

    I read an article. Then i read the same comments ever time. BLAH BLAH BLAH. My favorites are the ones that involve "Repubthugs" and "GOP aka KKK". Those comments go to prove there is a lot of ignorace in this country. I also like the ones were people call them clowns and Obama has no worries. My fovorite poster is Woman in California. She never has anything smart to say. I would go to bet that she has never really looked into any thing in depth. I would say all of her comments are based on "im a democrat and no matter what is out there im going to stay this way instead of having an open mind"

    October 19, 2011 04:20 pm at 4:20 pm |
  15. Andy Stout

    He would be a hell of alot better than scary Perry !!!

    October 19, 2011 04:27 pm at 4:27 pm |
  16. Dominican mama 4 Obama

    KochCain is in it for the money, not for the long haul otherwise he would've involved MRS. CAIN in the campaign process just like his "brothers" from other mothers have.

    Let's not be precipitous about you accepting a possible VP slot, let's instead find out why your wife has yet to be seen.

    October 19, 2011 04:31 pm at 4:31 pm |
  17. GOP = Greed Over People

    Use the VP run to sell some books, hmmm, where have I seen that game plan before?

    October 19, 2011 04:48 pm at 4:48 pm |
  18. no1atall

    @ sick of it: as opposed to 'libtards, dumbocrats, democraps, libsareliars, etc. Yeah, you can really see the thoughtfulness of the CONS.

    October 19, 2011 04:51 pm at 4:51 pm |
  19. jlsl

    This man like all the republican who caused this economic mess in the first place, it is just going to be business as usual, padding there friends pockets and getting them richer and make the average citizen pay for it, why would anyone want a party back that almost destroyed this country in the first place, no republican as every did much to create jobs,

    October 19, 2011 05:02 pm at 5:02 pm |