Barack Obama has told Donald Trump to stop complaining
about a rigged election. One cannot help sense the president's satisfaction that the object of his taunts is the gift that
keeps on giving. But Obama forgets a cardinal rule of politics: in victory, magnanimity.
The American president's competitiveness, seen by many of his supporters as the
source of his strength and success, is also his Achilles heel. He can't resist the petty jibe, the bit of relish. His obsession
with winning also makes him shy away from risks--real risks--even when taking them is certainly the right and just thing to
do. He may be the most popular late-second term president in a long time; but, for the above reason, that probably won't last.