Obama: I'm Sort Of A Prop In The Campaign President Obama speaking to supporters at a rally in Bristow, VA: "I was backstage, speaking with David Plouffe. Some of you may know he's, he's you know, sort of a mastermind of campaign organization and... we were talking about how as the campaign goes on, we become less relevant. I'm sort of a prop in the campaign. He, he, he's just, he's just bothering a bunch of folks calling 'what's going on?'. You know but, but the power, the power's not with us anymore."