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:
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