In the competitive sport of Double-Dutch, competitors have three rounds to prove to everyone that they are better than their opponents. The first round being the compulsory round; second, speed round; and third, freestyle round.
However, whichever athlete loses, it is customary for that particular athlete to show good sportsmanship conduct by being optimistic and congratulating their opponents.
Bernie Sanders, and much like Double-Dutch and any other competitive enterprise, had, in my opinion, three chances (rounds) to prove to everyone that he was the best candidate against Hillary Clinton.
His "compulsory round," which he killed, by the way, was in Vermont, his home state. He scored 16 delegates and got 86 percent of the votes--as opposed to Hillary's zero delegate count. Then came New York City, which was slated to be his "speed round" where we all thought that he would quickly sweep by Hillary with a clean victory. Unfortunately, he dropped the "rope" and only snagged 108 delegates compared to Hillary's 139 delegate count. His final round, "the freestyle round," where, again, with our fingers crossed and our teeth chattering nervously, thought that Bernie would come out the superior candidate, was in the California primaries. However, yet again, Bernie dropped the "rope," which cost him to lose major points against Hillary Clinton. He snagged 221 delegates while Hillary had way more than that: 254 delegates.
At the end of it all, and despite whether you thought the "game" was rigged, instead of being argumentative and walking away in a disgruntled fashion, Bernie showed good sportsmanship conduct by not only supporting Hillary Clinton but by urging his followers to support her as well.
As the result of this, many of Bernie's hardcore supporters, myself included, were upset and felt let down. But if we can remind ourselves--while putting our emotionalism aside and learning to look at the sport of politics with only aesthetic eyes--then we will see that politics is indeed just a "game." And just like any game, when you lose, it's noble and selfless for you to congratulate your opponent.