Obama can save his fake and ceremonious grief. He has never grieved for the American way of life that his policies are destroying. He has never grieved for those killed in Benghazi, whose deaths he is responsible for. Or for the many innocent civilians his drones have mowed down. Among Obama's many vices are his vanity and a ruthless desire for self-promotion, and he therefore only grieves for his own personal and political losses. At least if voters had handed him a defeat last month, we would have seen Obama express genuine grief, unlike the acting job we are seeing now.