Herman Cain thinks Michele Bachmann is “Tutti-frutti.” That’s as in the ice cream flavor, according a Politico Playbook account of a forthcoming GQ interview with the former Godfathers Pizza CEO.
Cain, discussing flavors of the month, once termed himself “black walnut.” Extending the comparison to his GOP presidential rivals, Cain termed Mitt Romney “plain vanilla,” and Rick Perry as “rocky road.”
For Bachmann, there was some playful hesitation: “I’m not going to say it. I’m not going to say it. … Tutti-frutti. I know I’m going to get in trouble!”
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