Cain open to VP offer from any Republican candidate except Perry

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But, Cain told the National Journal, “Quite frankly, based upon Governor Perry’s position on some issues, I would not be comfortable being his vice presidential nominee.”

Cain said that while he hasn’t totally gone through all of [Perry’s] positions, but a lot of positions I have questions with including being soft on the border, issues relative to tuition for children of illegal aliens.

Cain criticized Perry earlier in the week for a racial epithet painted on a stone outside a hunting ranch the Texas governor used to attend.

Fellow GOP candidate Newt Gingrich said earlier Thursday morning that he would seriously consider a vice presidential offer.

“I would say to anybody, you owe it to the nominee to at least consider it seriously if they approach you,” Gingrich said on Fox News. “It’s not about your personal ambition. What is your duty as a citizen to the country?”

But, he added: “I am running to be president. I hope to be the presidential nominee. I hope to be offering the vice presidency to somebody as the nominee, not having it offered.”