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DID OVEREXPOSURE WORK AGAINST CLINTON?

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House Speaker Thomas Foley says his election defeat was not President Clinton's fault, but he does believe the president may have been overexposed.

"I think to some degree he's been a bit hurt by perhaps having too much exposure," Foley told reporters this week. "There is, I think, for all presidents a degree of caution in terms of exposure. And I think again - as I thought about President Carter - that you have to be careful how the exposure is conducted."Foley noted the public's criticism of Carter's decision to stop having "Hail to the Chief" played when he appeared.

"The point of it, I think, is that there's a degree to which you have to sort of preserve the president's particular position and I think all presidents need to consider that," he said.