Fletcher appreciates County Republican Party now more than ever
Just what the heck is the County Republican Party doing in exacerbating a feud with Nathan Fletcher? Am I wrong in thinking the Fletcher campaign must be loving the shots being taken at them? That Fletcher must appreciate the party feeding his message?
Fletcher’s payment obligations for an event he attended are a different matter; that’s not the issue.
To the extent Fletcher can truly label himself as an independent in the minds of voters, the better he is likely to do in June, especially now that party member communication resources will flow in Carl DeMaio’s direction. The more the party bashes Fletcher, the more he can say “see, this is exactly what I’m talking about with the incessant partisan BS,” thus leveraging it into convincing voters he really is an independent; that he was simply sick and tired of the games, now playing out against him.
How about, “We are clearly disappointed that Nathan is leaving the party, but we will always welcome him back, as we know in his heart he is and always will be a Republican.
But, no, let’s instead bolster his independent credentials.
No, this isn’t a suggestion that the party back down from a fight. The party can potentially target messaging around Fletcher’s gambit with blocs of voters where it will make a difference (Republicans as a start), a far different strategy than open shotgun strikes for all to witness, including those who are fed up with the incessant partisan BS.