posted on Aug, 8 2008 @ 03:37 PM
The pledge could easily have taken place 1/2 hour before McCain (or in this case, Obama) even arrived at the location.
In the political rallies and "stumps" I have attended, that is the general rule...
We do the Pledge, Lords Prayer (Sometimes) and then attend to whatever "new" business the organization has that is sponsoring the event. After all
that, the "Key Note" speakers are brought on...
They are normally unaware of the preceding as it is not directly related to them.