FALMOUTH – As election events go, the Trump boat parade that we witnessed on Saturday going through Falmouth Harbor was a snapshot in time worth presenting to you as news. This kind of thing does not normally happen in American politics. Not on Cape Cod. Right?
While Cape Cod Wave Magazine does not endorse the current occupant of the White House, we obviously acknowledge his existence and that of his many supporters. And, in fact, on Saturday hundreds of boats with Trump flags cruised the coast of Cape Cod and Martha’s Vineyard, past hundreds of boats without Trump flags.
The organized flotilla of the President’s supporters seemed friendly enough. They waved and smiled.
The point of the flotilla, it seemed, was to point out to those who may be unaware, that the President has a lot of supporters who own boats.
It has always seemed an odd argument to us, since we don’t own a boat and we assume most Americans do not own a boat. We’d like to own a boat. Boating is fun.
Still, in fact, the few people on Cape Cod that we do know who own a boat do not seem at all like the types of people to fly a giant flag with the name of a politician, and certainly not that one, off of it.
But that’s just people we know.
The election is November 3. VOTE!
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