Change, real change, would happen.
Pretty much the same thing as always.
Gridlock even worse than we have seen thus far.
"A nation can survive its fools, and even the ambitious. But it cannot survive treason from within. An enemy at the gates is less formidable, for he is known and carries his banner openly. But the traitor moves amongst those within the gate freely, his sly whispers rustling through all the alleys, heard in the very halls of government itself. For the traitor appears not a traitor; he speaks in accents familiar to his victims, and he wears their face and their arguments, he appeals to the baseness that lies deep in the hearts of all men. He rots the soul of a nation, he works secretly and unknown in the night to undermine the pillars of the city, he infects the body politic so that it can no longer resist. A murder is less to fear"
Cicero Marcus Tullius
Gridlock. Congress would unite to blockade that president like nothing you've ever seen in your lives.
Semper Fidelis, Semper Liber.
Stolen fair and square from the Capt. Courtesey himself.I spit at lots of people through my computer screen. Not only does it "teach them a lesson" but it keeps the screen clean and shiny.
While I don't think there's a chance in hell of a 3rd party candidate actually getting elected, especially since no 3rd party candidate can get more than 0.5% of the vote, I don't think it would really change anything unless said candidate's party also took over the majority of the Legislature too. Otherwise, the President would be largely ignored, they could veto up a storm and grind the government to a halt or, more likely, they'd end up going along with the majority party and it would be business as usual.
Double-edged sword. The President of "No" can't make things worse. He also can't make things better. Essentially, it would result in a president treading water for 4 years with no real change, which - in my opinion - would be a loss overall in my book. Someone winning on a 3rd party platform would be elected by belief of change, which would be impossible.Originally Posted by PirateMK1
If a President was elected that was not a D or R then we would actually have two parties.
I refuse to accept the view that mankind is so tragically bound to the starless midnight of racism and war that the bright daybreak of peace and brotherhood can never become a reality. - MLK
I love the NSA. It's like having a secret fan-base you will never see, but they're there, watching everything you write and it makes me feel all warm and fuzzy inside knowing that I may be some person's only form of unconstitutional entertainment one night.