Obama Concedes Economic Message Didn't Get Through

President Barack Obama is acknowleding in the wake of this week's election rout that he hasn't been able to successfully promote his economic-rescue message to anxious Americans.

President Barack Obama
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President Barack Obama

Obama says in an interview with CBS's "60 Minutes" that he "stopped paying attention" to the leadership style he displayed during his run for the presidency.

Obama also said he recognizes now that "leadership is not just legislation," and that "it's a matter of persuading people, bringing them together and setting a tone and making an argument that people can understand."

He conceded "we haven't always been successful" and said he takes personal responsibility for it. Obama said, "It's something I've got to examine closely as I go forward."