Is Nathan Fletcher in or out for Mayor? This is the question it seems everyone is asking downtown, and the view is growing (downtown) that Fletcher may not take the risk. But over and over again, Fletcher insists that in fact he is running. He’s told numerous people that he will declare for the Mayor’s race in March. According to my calendar March has 31 days, and today is the 29th.
The question Fletcher must be asking himself: can he make it to the run-off? Currently Congressman Bob Filner, Councilman Carl DeMaio, and DA Bonnie Dumanis have declared for the seat. State Senator Kehoe, Councilman Kevin Faulconer, and/or Steve Francis may run. Given this line up, and the fact that the election is more than a year away, I’d argue that Fletcher is still in the game. Why? (1) Fletcher is a Marine veteran in a military city; (2) Fletcher will presumably have serious resources; (3) Fletcher is an energetic campaigner – youthful and attractive generally. Of the three I think #2 is particularly important.