Everyone came out swinging at NBC’s Democratic debate on Wednesday, and Mayor Pete Buttigieg revealed himself as real-life Clippy.
While the majority of the attacks were initially aimed at billionaire Michael Bloomberg, Senator Elizabeth Warren managed to take a jab at nearly every candidate’s healthcare plan in a single go. But it was Pete Buttigieg’s comeback that really stuck.
“Mayor Buttigieg really has a slogan that was thought up by his consultants to paper over a thin version of a plan that would leave millions of people unable to afford their health care. It’s not a plan, it’s a PowerPoint,” Warren quipped.
After criticizing other candidates, notably calling Amy Klobuchar’s plan “a Post-It note,” Buttigieg finally was able to respond.
“I’m more of a Microsoft Word guy. If you look at my plan, I don’t know if there are any PowerPoints on it…”
Maybe Buttigieg didn’t realize exactlywhathe was saying, but the general consensus is that Microsoft Word is boring, clunky, outdated, overpriced, and widely hated. Calling yourself a “Microsoft Word guy” is not something to brag about, and the internet agreed. With memes.
“I’m more of a Microsoft Word guy,” says Pete Buttigieg, the personification of Clippy.
— Scott Bixby (@scottbix) February 20, 2020
wow it’s so true: Pete is the Microsoft Word candidate. costs a lot of money, outdated, huge pain when you see the preview coming
— Katherine Krueger (@kath_krueger) February 20, 2020
Pete: Microsoft Word
Klobuchar: Post-it note
Bernie: SubEtha Edit
Biden: Overhead transparency
— irwin (@irwin) February 20, 2020
Pete WOULD be a Microsoft Word guy. Ugh. We all know Excel is the best program in the Office Suite. #DemDebate
— Policy or Pitchforks 🌹 (@pinkladyf0xx) February 20, 2020
pete like “i’m more of a microsoft word guy. is this relatable? millennials are just crazy about clippy”
— big jugs-head (@winemomculture) February 20, 2020
“I’m more of a Microsoft Word guy” – yes you are, Pete.
who wants to be a .doc when you can be Google Docs?! lmao #DemDebate
— taylor loren✨ (@taylrn) February 20, 2020
I’m honestly just still thinking about how Pete’s comeback to having a healthcare Powerpoint instead of a plan was that he’s “more of a Microsoft Word guy”… Does he know they’re both Microsoft products? And does he know that he chose the more uninspiring option? #DemDebate
— McKinley Doty (@mckinleydoty) February 20, 2020
Pete “I’m more of a Microsoft word guy.”
We know. That’s the problem.
— Dr. Guy McHendry (@acaguy) February 20, 2020
It looks like you’re trying to seem relatable, Pete. Would you like some help?