The folks at Mediaite overheard an eyebrow-raising conversation on Fox News host Brian Kilmeade's radio show on Thursday.
During a discussion with "Fox News Sunday" host Chris Wallace, Kilmeade asked about Romney's decision to address Republicans at this year's CPAC.
"What's his message?" Kilmeade asked.
"I think clearly he wants to play a role and he wants to get back into public life, and you know why shouldn't he?" Wallace said. "He was the nominee of the party, and let me simply say, and it will become clear a week from now that there's more that Mitt Romney's going to be doing."
"Really? Do you want to expand on that?" Kilmeade asked.
Wallace refused, but said he knew what Romney would be doing. When Kilmeade asked if Romney wanted to run for vice president, Wallace said no. When asked if Romney will become a Fox News contributor, Wallace told Kilmeade that he will "not play 20 Questions" with him.
It would be surprising if Romney became a Fox News contributor, as the former Republican presidential nominee had a testy relationship with the network at various points throughout his campaign. During the Republican primary, Romney steered clear of the network and even met with executives before agreeing to appear on certain shows.
On the other hand, it's not uncommon for a politician to jump to a broadcasting gig after losing an election. Sarah Palin and Mike Huckabee went from candidates in 2008 to Fox News contributors after the general election. Newt Gingrich and Rick Santorum also lept from Republican politics to Fox News in the past. Most recently, Fox News announced the hiring of former Republican primary candidate Herman Cain and former Massachusetts Senator Scott Brown.
Listen to the conversation above via Mediaite.