Romney-Cain bromance forms at debate

Alex Pappas Political Reporter
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AMES, Iowa — Is a bromance forming between Mitt Romney and fellow Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain?

“Herman Cain and I are the two on the stage here who’ve actually worked in the real economy,” Romney said, unprompted, of the former Godfather’s Pizza CEO during Thursday night’s debate at Iowa State University.

“If people want to send to Washington someone who spent their entire career in government, they can choose a lot of folks,” Romney, the former Massachusetts governor, said at the Fox News-sponsored event. “But if they want to choose somebody who understands how the private sector works, they’re going to have to choose one of us, because we’ve been in it during our career.”

In an interview with The Daily Caller after the debate, Cain reacted to Romney’s remarks by saying, “I wanted to go over and shake his hand. You kidding me?”

“We are the only two who have had the length of business experience. I thought it was very nice of him to say.”

If Romney wins the nomination, does this mean Cain will make his list of possible vice presidential picks?

TheDC asked the question to Romney adviser Eric Fehrnstrom in the spin room after the debate. Fehrnstrom let out a light chuckle and said, “I think it’s presumptuous to talk about VPs.”

“What Mitt has said — he didn’t say it at this debate but he said it at the last one — is each one of the candidates would make a better president than Barack Obama.”