By allowing the roll call to take place, Obama would honor not just what Hillary Clinton achieved with her 18 million votes, but the promise of even greater accomplishments by Democratic women in the future.
Though this unsanctioned attempt at reconciliation may not have been an unequivocal success, it's clear why state Democratic leaders are worried about a party schism during a year when Texas Democrats have the chance to gain the five seats needed to take back the state house.
But video of the peace talks between the Clinton and Obama supporters meeting at the neutral location of the Austin bar scene shows the unity process ironically involves a lot of yelling, finger-pointing, and immature insults.
The worst thing for Obama right now would be to win by default. A win by forfeit only weakens the winner in the realm of politics. By contrast, Obama's victory over Clinton would establish momentum showing his ability to defeat a powerful political machine.