What would happen if an independent or 3rd party candidate were elected President?
- Change, real change, would happen. They would be beholden to nobody.
- Pretty much the same thing as always. They'd still have to compromise.
- Gridlock even worse than we have seen thus far. They'd have no friends and both parties would team up to thwart them.
- Something else.
The question presumes they would not have independent or members of their party on Congress of any size on which to rely.