Cain jabs Palin again over 'flavor the week' comment
October 5th, 2011
05:15 PM ET
11 years ago

Cain jabs Palin again over 'flavor the week' comment

Washington (CNN) - Rising GOP presidential candidate Herman Cain turned Sarah Palin’s words against her Wednesday, saying he's unconcerned about a potential White House bid by the former Alaska governor as she’d be the “flavor of the week.”

"The thing about Cain supporters is we build, and then we build, and we build," Cain said Wednesday at a book signing in Florida. "They don't defect. My supporters aren't going to run to the flavor of the week."

Palin previously knocked Cain's recent surge in the polls, casting him as the "flavor of the week" after he won a much-watched Florida straw poll nearly two weeks ago.

But this isn't the first time Cain, former CEO of Godfather's Pizza, showed his pique at Palin’s ice cream analogy.

In an appearance on "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno," Cain joked Friday that his "flavor" was Haagan-Daas Black Walnut.

"Substance, that's the difference. I got the substance," Cain told Leno. "I'm the Black Walnut. It lasts longer than a week."

According to recent national polls, Cain has jumped to top-tier status in the 2012 GOP presidential race, joining former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney and Texas Gov. Rick Perry.

Palin has said she's still considering a run but faces an Oct. 28 filing deadline for the first-in-the-nation primary in New Hampshire.

"What happens if Sarah Palin gets in? Well, if Sarah Palin gets in, we got one more person in the race. That's all there is to it," Cain said Wednesday.

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Filed under: 2012 • Herman Cain • Sarah Palin
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  1. Njfinest2009

    Herb cain has no chance of getting the support of the GOP, the sooner he realizes that the better. Republicans are not for african americans and for cain to keep insisting that they are is just in sane! He needs to remember what they did to Michael Steele and realize the same will only happen to him!

    October 6, 2011 07:25 am at 7:25 am |
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