Herman Cain: ‘A manly man don’t want’ a veggie pizza

By David Edwards
Monday, November 14, 2011 10:20 EDT
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Herman Cain wears a hat and glasses in Des Moines, Iowa (Flickr/Gage Skidmore)
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Republican presidential candidate says real men like an abundance of toppings on their pizzas — as long as they aren’t vegetables.

The former Godfather’s Pizza CEO told GQ magazine that he likes “lots of meat” on his pies.

“The more toppings a man has on his pizza, I believe the more manly he is,” Cain explained. “Because the more manly man is not afraid of abundance.”

“Is that purely a meat question?” GQ‘s Alan Richman asked.

“A manly man don’t want it piled high with vegetables!” Cain exclaimed. “He would call that a sissy pizza.”

The candidate later admitted that he doesn’t mind a few peppers and onions.

Staying on the topic of foods, GQ‘s Devin Gordon wondered what flavors his Republican rivals would be if they were ice cream. Cain has repeatedly said he would be black walnut.

Romney would be plain vanilla; Rick Perry would be rocky road; Ron Paul is “just not an ice cream flavor.”

“Michele Bachmann… I’m not going to say it,” Cain said. “I’m not going to say it.”

“Oh, come on!” Gordon pressed.

“Tutti-frutti,” Cain admitted. “I know I’m going to get in trouble!”

Photo: Flickr/Gage Skidmore

David Edwards
David Edwards
David Edwards has served as an editor at Raw Story since 2006. His work can also be found at Crooks & Liars, and he's also been published at The BRAD BLOG. He came to Raw Story after working as a network manager for the state of North Carolina and as as engineer developing enterprise resource planning software. Follow him on Twitter at @DavidEdwards.
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