â€œAfter my election I have more flexibility,â€ President Barack Obama told Russian President Dmitry Medvedev in 2012. But he might as well have been talking about next weekâ€™s midterm election. Yes, Obama is a lame duck. But as Ira Stoll observes, thereâ€™s still plenty of time for this lame-duck president to expand on the damage heâ€™s already done. Keep an eye out for some post-election surprises.