On Wednesday, 39 CEOs, business owners, founders and executives of significant San Diego companies came together to announce a coalition of people who are tired of divisive politics and determined to give a voice to the many moderates who want compromise and problem-solving to replace the gamesmanship and gridlock at all levels of government.
Not surprisingly, we were immediately attacked by the leaders of both the San Diego County Republican and Democratic Parties, as well as two of the mayoral candidates. They are entitled to their opinion on the value of this coalition, but they’re not entitled to their own facts about who we are.
We’re happy to address these attacks with the facts.
One of the questions is whether this coalition is a Nathan Fletcher campaign “stunt” manufactured by his campaign manager, Tom Shepard. A bunch of successful entrepreneurs coming up with their own ideas and organizing a coalition isn’t exactly unprecedented, but I guess for some reason it’s hard to believe we could have done this on our own.