Former presidential candidate Herman Cain made a surprise appearance at a Lincoln Day dinner in West Palm Beach Saturday night to endorse Newt Gingrich.

"I hereby officially and enthusiastically endorse Newt Gingrich for president of the United States," Cain said. "One of the biggest reasons is the fact that I know that Speaker Gingrich is a patriot, Speaker Gingrich is not afraid of bold ideas and I also know that Speaker Gingrich is running for president and going through this sausage grinder. I know what this sausage grinder is all about."

Nine days ago, Cain endorsed "the people" for president at an event in South Carolina with comedian Stephen Colbert.

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