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Herman Cain Refers To Himself As ‘Black Walnut Ice Cream’ On Fox and Friends

Surging GOP candidate Herman Cain is christening himself as the black walnut ice cream of the presidential race. In multiple interviews, Cain is using the ice cream flavor as a metaphor for his campaign.

On Fox and Friends this morning, Cain shrugged off Chris Christie‘s potential run for the nomination. “He’ll get a lot of attention, suck up a lot of oxygen for a while, and at the same time, you’ll see ‘black walnut’ moving up the charts!”

“I can eat black walnut all the time – it’s not a flavor of the week!” Cain said, in response to a characterization given by Sarah Palin. “It’s not that heavy. You can eat it on the cone or in a cup.”

Cain has made repeated mention of the ice cream flavor in other media appearances.

“I happen to believe there’s iced milk, and then there’s Haagen-Dazs black walnut,” Cain said last Friday on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno. “Substance, that’s the difference. I got the substance. I’m the black walnut! It lasts longer than a week.”

Will Cain’s ice cream gambit pay off with Republican voters? The last candidate to be pinned as a Haagen-Dazs flavor wasn’t as lucky.

Watch Cain’s black walnut-isms on Fox and Friends below:

(h/t Politico)

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