Bloomberg: Voters must demand 2020 Democrats explain how they will implement their plans

Bloomberg: Voters must demand 2020 Democrats explain how they will implement their plans

Former New York Mayor Michael BloombergMichael BloombergFormer Clinton staffers invited to celebrate Sanders dropping out: report Sanders drops out of presidential race New York City auctioned off extra ventilators due to cost of maintenance: report MORE said voters should demand their 2020 presidential candidates explain how they would execute their policy proposals.

Bloomberg said in a Washington Post op-ed that the next president will likely need to work with a divided Congress and won't be able to make executive decisions about policy for the country.

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"Winning passage of legislation, whatever its details, will require a mix of compromise and cajoling, horse-trading and arm-twisting, favor-granting and trust-building," he wrote. "Yet candidates speak as though the power of the bully pulpit will be sufficient to overcome opponents. It won’t, as recent history makes abundantly clear."

The billionaire said candidates should present execution plans for their legislative proposals that can adjust as needed.

"The presidential aspirants are not short on big ideas," he wrote. "But voters must demand they explain how they intend to move from proposing plans to actually implementing them, including passing them through Congress. Those who dodge the question by speaking of revolution and the bully pulpit aren’t up to the job."

Recent reports have indicated Bloomberg is reconsidering his March decision not to run in the 2020 presidential race, if former Vice President Joe BidenJoe BidenThe Hill's Campaign Report: Sanders exits, clearing Biden's path to nomination Former Clinton staffers invited to celebrate Sanders dropping out: report Sanders exit leaves deep disappointment on left MORE falters. 

He would run as a moderate candidate to combat candidates like Sen. Elizabeth WarrenElizabeth WarrenOn The Money: Mnuchin, Schumer in talks to strike short-term relief deal | Small businesses struggling for loans | Treasury IG sends Dems report on handling of Trump tax returns Trump says Obama knows 'something that you don't know' about Biden Senators push for changes to small business aid MORE (D-Mass.) from moving the party too far to the left. 

Warren has been catching up with Biden in polls, leading him in the recent Quinnipiac University poll by 3 percentage points.

Candidates like Warren and Sen. Bernie SandersBernie SandersTrump says Obama knows 'something that you don't know' about Biden The Hill's Campaign Report: Sanders exits, clearing Biden's path to nomination Former Clinton staffers invited to celebrate Sanders dropping out: report MORE (I-Vt.) are promoting "Medicare for All" plans, that moderate candidates like Biden oppose, which would provide all Americans with health care from a government source.