Does Obama Want Clinton to Stay in the Race for 2 More Weeks?
I think he does. Why? Because he is very unlikely to win or come close in WV or KY against her, and it would look really bad to lose after she had dropped out. (And if he loses these states by under 20 points, that is exceeding expections.) That being said, he wants her to run a pseudo-campaign--just accentuate her and the party's positives and how important it is for a Democrat to regain the White House. In that scenario, she can step back gracefully either after he clinches the majority of pledged delegates on May 20 or, at worst, after the final votes on June 3. But for all intents and purposes, this puppy is over.