Letter from GOP Central Committee Member About Fletcher's Departure
As a Republican Central Committee Member, I am both shocked and disappointed by Nathan Fletcher's announcement to leave the GOP. I am not disappointed because of his decision to not be a party-member, people are certainly entitled to their opinions. Rather the timing of his decision makes me very uncomfortable. Just 4 weeks ago, I sat in a room listening to Assemblyman Fletcher speak to the Republican Party members. He was asking for the Party's endorsement, and applauding all the great things the party has accomplished. Fletcher also was a Gold-Sponsor at the Republican annual Lincoln Reagan dinner in early March. Now, he suddenly is fed up with our party, which has achieved great victories for taxpayers such as defeating a sales tax increase in 2010, and putting pension reform on the ballot in 2012. He claims this is something he's been thinking about for awhile? Didn't he realize that had he won the endorsement or even in the primary, the party would have wholeheartedly supported him? Not to mention the many elected Republicans who support him. If he was in fact thinking of leaving for a long time, then he delivered a very disingenuous speech to us. I like Assemblyman Fletcher and wish him good luck in his future endeavors, I just hope he realizes that some may not think he is as genuine anymore.
Published in San Diego Union Tribune on March 29, 2012