Herman Cain hints about who he’d pick for veep

Alex Pappas Political Reporter
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MANCHESTER, N.H. — Herman Cain says he has three people in mind for who he’d choose as his running mate if he wins the Republican nomination for president.

“Two of them are in Washington now,” he said. “But they sort of buck the establishment a lot.”

Cain, a Republican running for president, made the comments in response to a question from one of several dozen customers at Sal’s Pizza here on Sunday.

He said type of person he would want as his vice president is “somebody who is courageous” and “not afraid to go against the establishment.”

“They’ll need to understand grassroots, because if they don’t understand grassroots, then they don’t understand what’s happening out there,” he said.

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He refused to name anyone specifically because he said he doesn’t “want to start rumors and it wouldn’t be fair to them.”

Cain, the former CEO of Godfather’s Pizza, autographed pizza boxes and also downed a couple slices of the joint’s meat lover’s pizza in front onlookers and cameras.

“I know a little bit about pizza,” he said.