For almost the entire campaign, Herman Cain has defined his candidacy in terms of food: His ice cream flavor is Haagen-Dazs Black Walnut. Whether it's pizzas or burgers, "a problem is a problem is a problem." Americans are "churning" the GOP candidates like butter.
Now, in an excessively food-based interview with GQ magazine, Cain says vegetable pizzas are for wusses:
Chris Heath: What can you tell about a man by the type of pizza that he likes?
Herman Cain: [repeats the question aloud, then pauses for a long moment] The more toppings a man has on his pizza, I believe the more manly he is.
Chris Heath: Why is that?
Herman Cain: Because the more manly man is not afraid of abundance. [laughs]
Devin Gordon: Is that purely a meat question?
Herman Cain: A manly man don't want it piled high with vegetables! He would call that a sissy pizza.
Cain also ascribed different ice cream flavors to the other Republican candidates:
Mitt Romney: "[J]ust plain vanilla."
Rick Perry: "Rocky road."
Michele Bachmann: [With some hesitation] "Tutti-fruitti."
Ron Paul: ...