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    Facing widespread ridicule for President Obama's description of himself as at least the fourth-best president in history, the White House on Wednesday tried to qualify his assessment as based in part on the "volume" of his achievements.

President Obama is seen reflected in a teleprompter screen.

    EDITORIAL: Obama: Send more teleprompters

    President Obama continues to live in a state of denial regarding the message of the midterm elections. He stubbornly clings to the belief that his policies had nothing to do with the historic "shellacking" the voters gave his party and instead blames the red tide on his lack of communications skills. What a change from the 2008 campaign, when Mr. Obama was being heralded as the great orator of the 21st century. Apparently, the 2010 election was lost because Mr. Obama didn't have enough teleprompters.

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  • "He was hands down the best television interviewer ever," said Steve Kroft, his former "60 Minutes" colleague. "I can't think of anyone, besides (CBS legend Edward R.) Murrow, who had a greater influence in shaping television journalism."

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