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Barbara Walters Asks ‘Most Fascinating’ Pick Herman Cain If Race Was a Factor in Demise

DES MOINES, IA - OCTOBER 22:  Republican Presidential Candidate Herman Cain speaks to a gathering of conservative Christians at the Iowa Faith & Freedom Coalition Presidential Forum on October 22, 2011 in Des Moines, Iowa. Candidates Herman Cain, Michele Bachmann, Rick Perry, Newt Gingrich, Ron Paul, and Rick Santorum are scheduled to speak at the event, all hoping to gain support of the roughly 1000 in attendance in front of the January 3, 2012 Iowa caucus.  (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

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."

We miss this guy already.

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