Is Herman Cain a Real Contender?

ABC News consultant Mathew Dowd discusses the political landscape.
1:24 | 10/13/11

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Our ABC political consultant Matthew Dowd -- -- men wore rose for both Republicans and Democrats. So -- they haven't -- the flavor of the month or not Ken Herman Cain actually win the nomination. Well you know -- -- 999 dollar question I mean to me this is that like an Internet stock with the media art meteoric rise. -- whether or not he's etoys there -- it's going to be determined by whether or not he's got a sustainable business McConnell. Whether or not He can lead and whether or not He can put the infrastructure together. Quick enough -- doesn't become a bust like etoys and hasn't sustainable. The leadership in this -- more like eBay and that's the question and that that's what we're -- people await the city but meanwhile the guy is done all that Mitt Romney he's run before he's built the organization is raising money he's doing well in the debates. And in some polls -- still the front runner but there seems to be a ceiling. On -- support and a lot of Republicans just keeps saying he's not our -- That's the amazing story in this in this campaign 70% of Republicans seem reluctant to vote for no matter what He -- no matter how many times He asked -- to the dance. No many how many flowers He buys them. You cannot get their votes and that. Anti Romney vote. Keeps going -- went to Brockman went to Perry and now go as doctor Herman Cain. And and Mitt Romney is -- nothing and that that's the amazing part of the story He can't seem to buy their votes. -- season pretty happy right now with a rise of Herman Cain because it's crowded out. Rick Perry OK -- -- thank you very much.

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