Sometime after 6 a.m. Wednesday, Nathan Fletcher tweeted at @Fletcher2012: “Today, @NathanFletcher is announcing his decision to leave the GOP to re-register as an independent. Video message: http://ow.ly/9VLoI”
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His 6-minute YouTube video (attached) gave several reasons, but many in San Diego—and across the state—may beg to differ. Was this an attention-grabbing ploy in the closely fought San Diego mayoral race? Or is Assemblyman Fletcher looking ahead to November, when some observers think Republicans could suffer a landslide defeat in the presidential election? Tell us in the comments.