There has been some buzz lately about Michael Bloomberg rising through the Democrat primary as the potential challenger to Donald Trump. As a wealthy individual from New York, Bloomberg was perceived to be a viable challenger to Donald Trump in the upcoming elections. On Wednesday night Bloomberg had his first opportunity to prove his ability to win the election. He failed.

Bloomberg has been accused of trying to buy his way into the Democrat primary as the nominee. Until Wednesday, the voters only saw a carefully orchestrated media blitz designed to make Bloomberg look good. But there is a difference between glossy still shots and scripted dialog compared to having live conversations without glossy post-production.

What Michael Bloomberg demonstrated on Wednesday night is that he doesn’t have the skill set to debate Donald Trump one-to-one.

Bloomberg looked flustered when challenged on the debate stage, as if Bloomberg wasn’t accustomed to being challenged by anyone.

Whether Bloomberg has the same flaws as Donald Trump (women & minorities) is irrelevant because the November elections are going to be about mobilizing voters to the polls. Like it or not, American voters vote on perceptions of reality-show candidates. Trump has reality-show in his blood. Trump knows how to hoodwink voters.

Michael Bloomberg, on the other hand, just looks flustered.

At best, Michael Bloomberg can beat Donald Trump on money. But money cannot buy persona and Michael Bloomberg lacks the television persona to mobilize voters. Bloomberg can tell everyone he can beat Donald Trump.

But Wednesday night, Bloomberg couldn’t defend himself from the other Democrat candidates vying for the nomination. If Bloomberg couldn’t hold his own with the Democrats, how does he hope to beat Donald Trump?

The only winner on Wednesday night was Donald Trump because while the Democrats were arguing about socialism and capitalism, Trump was rallying up his base.

Martin Paredes

Martín Paredes is a Mexican immigrant who built his business on the U.S.-Mexican border. As an immigrant, Martín brings the perspective of someone who sees México as a native through the experience...