Dylan: Why do I care who a rich man wants? I'm an average guy and it's more important what my kind want. ... Democrats plan to focus their attention on attacking newcomer Mike Bloomberg Wednesday as he makes his first on-stage debate appearance. The billionaire qualified for his first debate after jumping into the race in November – and was only able to make the stage after the Democratic National Committee got rid of the fundraising threshold for the ninth debate. Pete Buttigieg, the former mayor of South Bend, Indiana, said in an interview with NBC Nightly News Tuesday night that Bloomberg has to answer for how he has treated individuals and groups in the past. 'I think he has to answer for his treatment of others, for his language and above all for an attitude that seems to have dismissed the humanity of a lot of people,' Buttigieg said of what Bloomberg will have to prove on the debate stage.