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Yes he Cain?

By Willoughby Mariano
Published on Wednesday, October 5th, 2011 at 11:32 a.m.

Who would have thought that presidential long shot Herman Cain would become the sweetheart of the Republican field?

On Friday, the Georgian appeared on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno. Sunday, he was on ABC’s "This Week" with Christiane Amanpour. Monday he hobnobbed with developer Donald Trump. He even gabbed with the ladies of The View.  

His new memoir "This is Herman Cain! My Journey to the White House" has even cracked Amazon’s top 10 list.

This political Cinderella tale might not be a fantasy. A CBS poll released Tuesday shows Cain tied with front runner former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney for first place.  Support for the political newbie more than tripled to 17 percent of likely Republican voters in only two weeks. Other polls have also placed him at or near the top of the race.  

Even the skeptical are breathless. This morning, a column on Politico.com declared he was an "updated Hollywood hero," even if his chances of winning the nomination remain uncertain.

In honor of Cain’s surge, PolitiFact Georgia presents his Truth-O-Meter record, which consists of three Mostly Trues, three Half Trues, one Mostly False, seven Falses, and two Pants on Fire.

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