Herman Cain says Jeb Bush would not be a good pick for vice president

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Tampa, Florida -- Mitt Romney will soon have to decide who will join him on the Republican presidential ticket. One name he should stay away from -- according to Herman Cain -- is former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush.

But Cain is quick to note he shouldn't be selected either.

During a one-on-one interview with 10 News on Thursday, Cain, who dropped out of the Republican presidential race last fall, says the allegations of unwanted sexual advances that sunk his campaign would continue to dog him.

"I'm still in the process of clearing up some things that were launched at me and until I clear that up, I don't want to be a perceived as a liability in any way whatsoever. But we are going to clear this up," Cain said.

The 66-year-old went on to explain that while he thought Bush was a good governor, his last name would hurt Romney's chances of winning against Barack Obama.

"I do believe amongst the grassroots there could be a little bit of backlash and pushback, simply because in all due respect... his last name is 'Bush.' Not just from Democrats or liberals, but from some of the conservatives out there."

Bush recently told the conservative website Newsmax that he would "consider a VP invite."

Cain believes like many others that the Republicans must win Florida in order to recapture the White House. He says two people that could help Romney do that are U.S. Senator Marco Rubio and U.S. Rep.  Allen West.

Cain also told 10 News he expects to get a prime time speaking slot during the GOP convention when it's held in Tampa later this year.  He says if Republicans don't, "they'll be making a big mistake. "

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