Former San Francisco mayor Willie Brown is the first I have seen to propose the idea, and I think he may be on to something.
Consider the benefits for Republicans.
- In these tough economic times, Republicans could tout a ticket with not one, but two "job-creating" businessmen.
- As a newcomer to presidential politics, Cain brings a different energy and a Washington outsider edge to the ticket in a very anti-incumbent political environment.
- Cain's presence on the ticket would help Romney solidify support from the conservative wing of the Republican party.
- As an African-American, Cain may be able to siphon enough of the traditionally Democratic black vote to give the Republicans an edge.