Bernie Sanders talks loudly and often about "political revolution," and he does seem to be the voice of an angry generation. Nowhere was this more true than in Washington State, where the politics are liberal and the citizens are oriented towards social justice. To that end, I think that Washington should have endorsed Sanders because it would have sent a powerful message about the level of support his campaign received.
No, I do not think that the Washington State Democratic Party should have endorse Bernie Sanders for president because Hillary Clinton is recognized as the Democratic nominee and the Democratic party needs to unite to help soundly defeat Donald Trump. Sanders should drop out immediately and publicly endorse Hillary Clinton.
No one is obligated to endorse anyone for president. A person, a company, a state, a politician should only endorse someone that they feel absolutely comfortable in backing. Washington State has every right not to endorse Sanders or anyone else who is running. Endorsements for president should not come just because it is expected. It should be genuine and real.
Washington state should not have endorsed Sanders for president. The Democratic party is trying to unify behind Clinton, who has won the majority of votes this primary season. These actions hurt the party's chances in the fall, which Donald Trump is poised to exploit. The party needs a strong, single voice behind the nominee.