Being a Political Independent is Great - You can pick on Republicans & Democrats alike. In politics, an independent or non-party politician is an individual not affiliated to any political party. Independents may hold a centrist viewpoint between those of the two major political parties. They always determine the swing to the "right" or "left" on issues and elections.
Historically, George Washington was the only president elected as an independent, as he was not formally affiliated with any party during his two terms.