I notice that it seems like nowadays it is very common for politicians to use supposedly average people as a backdrop when making speeches. Both sides practice this, using these 'human props' to try and create a connection with their target audience. To me this is just another symptom of what is wrong with our system of politics (in the US), because all we get are slogans and stagecraft instead of a legitimate informative debate. When you watch supposed 'experts' go on political talk shows, all they do is endlessly repeat party authorized talking points. In a sense all of these actors in the supposed political process are 'human props', and their purpose is to form a barricade which blocks the public from having access to the real power which exists behind the scenes. In the end, everything comes down to a fight over money and power, and anyone who just blindly accepts the talking points of either political party is just turning themselves into another human prop in the background of somebody else's ambition.