Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain said he dreams of having former House Speaker Newt Gingrich serve as an adviser to him at some point in the future.
Cain suggested in a radio interview Thursday on The Steve Gill Show that if Gingrich weren’t running for president, he would like the Georgia politician to advise his campaign. He also suggested he could imagine Gingrich advising him in the White House, should he win in 2012. (RELATED: Paul Ryan ‘loves’ Herman Cain 9-9-9 tax plan)
“Newt is a brilliant mind,” Cain said of his GOP primary rival. “I don’t know how things are going to turn out, but I am going to call upon Newt Gingrich to assist me at some point in some way, because he brings so much knowledge and insight to this whole process — but more importantly, to the problems we face in this country.”
In the radio interview, first reported by The Hill, Cain also named Wisconsin Rep. Paul Ryan and South Carolina Sen. Jim DeMint as potential running mates or cabinet members.
Cain said both are “people who are not afraid to challenge the system, people who are not afraid to put on the table what we should do, and not just what we think we can get done.”