President Obama joked that he is “just a prop” right now in his campaign, according to KGO 810 News. The comments came during a recent rally in Virginia on Saturday night, an appearance which came served with a side of Bill Clinton.
“You know, I was backstage with David Plouffe, some of you guys know he’s sort of a mastermind of campaign organization and we were talking about how as the campaign goes on, we become less relevant,” President Obama explained. “I’m sort of a prop in the campaign. He’s just bothering a bunch of folks, calling, asking what’s going on.”
According to The Huffington Post, Obama went on to say how the campaign is now in the hands of voters.
“The power is not with us anymore,” he said. “The planning, everything we do, it doesn’t matter because now it’s all up to you. It’s up to the volunteers. It’s up to somebody knocking on a door. It’s up to somebody making a phone call. It’s up to somebody talking to their mom, or their dad, or their wife or their husband, or their grandma or grandpa, and that’s how democracy is supposed to be. It’s up to you. You’ve got the power.”
Prior to Obama’s statement that he was “just a prop” in his campaign, those in attendance were treated to an acoustic set by Dave Matthews. Also lending his support to the President was Bill Clinton, who delivered a 22 minute speech with a hoarse voice.
“He’s tied himself into so many knots over this automobile deal, he could be hired as the chief contortionist for Cirque du Soleil,” Clinton said regarding Romney’s alleged auto industry dishonesty. “You know, even when I was as a kid and I got my hand caught in the cookie jar, my face sorta turned red, and I took my hand out of the cookie jar. Not Governor Romney. He’s just digging for more cookies.”
What do you think about President Obama’s “just a prop” comment? Do you think people will be quick to use it against him?