Perry: 'I can sit down and talk with Joe Biden'

Rick Perry offered some rare praise for a Democrat on Tuesday while declining to weigh in on the mounting controversy involving allegations that Herman Cain sexually harassed a number of women.

When asked in an ABC News/Yahoo interview which Democrats he could work well with, Perry named Vice President Biden.

“I can sit down and talk to Joe Biden,” Perry said. “I think he gets it.” 

The Texas governor said Biden is “probably a loyal vice president” who secretly understands that “you can’t take this country forward” with many of the policies President Obama has pushed for, including increasing taxes on the wealthy, regulating Wall Street and reforming the health insurance industry.

Read the Ballot Box blog for more on Gov. Perry's interview.