Originally posted by Zahlanzi
"Actually candidates should be trying to be anything to get your vote."
in this case, clinton isn't trying anything to get Sander's supporters votes
It was a typo. I intended to say 'should not'.
not voting for anyone is also and expression of what you think about the candidates as presidents. that you are so against them both or they aren't worth the time it would take to vote.
It is however a largely ineffectual expression - especially in an election system that doesn't require a majority.
one can be a democrat (or republican or anything) and disagree with the party policies.
But if one has significant enough disagreement, then they should leave and start a new party. The whole point of party politics is to gather together people with similar views.
one may continue to consider him/herself a democrat but choose to not vote if he doesn't have someone to vote for.
Yes, one may. Its not a good strategy though if one wants that party to remain in power which one would if one agrees with the politics of that party over in preference to the politics of another party that may win instead.
or try to work for fixing the party.
It the differences are minor then fixing the party is the correct solution. This is done with internal party politics (primaries), not with interparty politics (general election). Failure to accept the results of the primaries suggests a lack of belief in democracy.
or simply not care enough to leave.
Of course there will be people who simply don't care, and people who do stupid stuff etc etc etc.
I have talked about what people should do, not what they will do.