Now that the Republican Party appears to be finally coalescing around the idea that Mitt Romney is the likely GOP presidential nominee, the conversation has shifted towards who the former Massachusetts governor should select as his running mate. In a recent interview, one of Romney’s former opponents suggested he look to Florida for his choice. Speaking with conservative radio host Steve Gill, Herman Cain says he believes Rep. Allen West (R-Fla.) is an “excellent choice” for vice president.
When asked who he would recommend Romney select as VP, Cain said, “Colonel Allen West out of Florida.” He added: “He is well-spoken, he is direct, people in Florida love him, he has a huge following. He is from Florida. Florida is going to be one of those key states. But more importantly, Colonel Allen West is a dedicated patriot. He served in the military, and he is willing to serve his country some more.”