The Washington Post's Fred Hiatt has a column about a Democratic congressman from Maryland, John Delaney, who is running for president: "a moderate, wealthy, self-described 'pragmatic idealist' committed to bipartisanship and compromise...In his first 100 days in office, Delaney says he would champion only measures with bipartisan support, such as criminal-justice reform, infrastructure development and dealing with the opioid crisis. He would go to Congress once a quarter and take questions, unscripted, from members on both sides of the aisle."
Whether there is an appetite for that sort of thing among the Democratic primary electorate or superdelegates who choose the nominee is a question to which the answer may be "no." But politics is full of surprises.
John Delaney (right), Maryland's Congressman for the Sixth District. (Image source: Edward Kimmel)