Here’s the case [Ickes] has been been making: “Mr. Obama has just become the frontrunner. He has not been subjected to any real degree of scrutiny by the press.”
Then, he says, he tells superdelegates that “we have an obligation” to wait and pick the best candidate for the Democratic Party. “We can’t nominate a candidate who can’t withstand the withering attacks of the Republicans.”
In other words, Hillary should stay in the race until Obama shows he can take the heat as a Democratic front-runner.