Change, real change, would happen.
Pretty much the same thing as always.
Gridlock even worse than we have seen thus far.
Run your own nation, play Cybernations."Conservatism is the blind and fear-filled worship of dead radicals."
- Mark Twain
“If we must have an enemy at the head of Government, let it be one whom we can oppose, and for whom we are not responsible, who will not involve our party in the disgrace of his foolish and bad measures.”
- Alexander Hamilton. Spiritual father of #NeverTrump
No way to tell. It depends completely who that candidate is.
"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
Until a third party comes along that can actually appeal to more than a few people on the fringe, this simply is not going to happen. If/when it does, what would happen depends largely on the candidate.
I think that gridlock would be a strong possible outcome. With our hyper-partisan legislature and nearly everything falling along party lines, a leader with no party affiliation to the GOP of Democrats would likely face opposition from both sides unless the president strongly leaned toward one party or the other.
We had a microcosm of this in MN when the Reform Party candidate, none other than Jesse Ventura, got elected governor. He was attacked by both the MN Republicans and the DFL (Democratic-Farmer-Labor). Ventura was all over the map (ideologically) and was the epitome of a middle of the road, centrist.
However, it's worth a try; we are experiencing nothing but grid lock already.
I think a third party candidate would have a much easier time in office if the 17th amendment were repealed.