He's a showman so you can't really blame Herman Cain for suggesting there's a possibility someone could ask him to run in the number two spot on the Republican ticket. Cain spoke in Washington last week at a dinner hosted by a tea party group.
“[W]e’ll have to see if we get to that point, because when I have offered my assistance to the candidates, I wasn’t looking for anything, I didn’t ask for anything and they didn’t offer anything,” he said. “So, it’s just too premature to say whether something like that would make any sense or not.”
It's probably not too premature to say whether it would make sense.
Shortly after ending his own campaign for the Republican presidential nomination, Cain endorsed Newt Gingrich.