Walters asks Cain whether race was a factor in his failed bid for the GOP nomination.
Barbara Walters chose Herman Cain as one of her ten most fascinating people of 2011 and in an interview, the former candidate told Walters that he believed he was treated unfairly during his campaign for the GOP nomination. Walters asked specifically whether he thought that any of the perceived unfair treatment was owing to his race. Cain responded: "Yes, I happen to believe that Democrats did not want an accomplished, articulate, optimistic black man to face President Obama. I can't prove that … but I do believe that."