Glazer: The Write-In Campaign That Will Never Be

Make no mistake, this will never happen…

But here are the people I feel would get Kansas City back on the map.
 
My first Pick: Carl Peterson for Mayor. 

Most people are no longer on the "We love Carl" bandwagon. And it’s public knowledge he and I didn’t get along. However Carl is a sharp, smart leader. Peterson made millions for Lamar Hunt. Not just with the Chiefs but with other investments.

The man lands of his feet.

Carl has charisma and knows how to run things. He turned the Chiefs around, especially attendance and profits.

That said, Carl is a dictator and right now Kansas City needs just that. It’s his way or the highway. That’s Carl. We’re so far down – like the Chiefs were in 1988 – that a guy like Carl could start the turn. He makes a great appearance, the guy’s well dressed. He knows the right people. Remember when George Bush Jr. came to town? It was Carl and George Brett who were invited to meet him at the airport, NOT THE FUNK. The guy’ss got powerful friends and that matters.

Obviously it won’t happen. Carl has no interest and is in line to be the GM in Los Angeles with its new NFL team. Or maybe Miami. I think Carl is done with KC.
 
Number two: Johnny Dare, radio superstar:

You might say WHAT? But nobody has more loyal fans than Dare. He could easily win the job if he wanted it. Remember, he has more than 70,000 very loyal fans. Lots of votes, and another 150,000 that listen. Dare represents the "common man."

And that is KC.

We are not LA or New York. This is for the most part a working class city. And nobody understands that better than Johnny. He does a lot for the city with charity and simply making people feel good about living here. Johnny makes a nice appearance. He’s iin great shape, 40-ish, and well spoken. He’s a star on season three of FULL THROTTLE, the True TV series Dare hosts and is on air as himself. The guy even has a national presence. He knows lots of major stars in music, comedy, film, TV – even politics. Dare is not into city politics but he does care. And he would sure light it up!

But it won’t happen because Dare lives in Kansas and makes a really nice living doing radio. He has little interest in taking a paycut and running this town.

The bottom line: We could do worse and we have.
 

My father, Stan Glazer:

Stan should have been elected back in 2002. He had a national presence and his NO NEW ARENA campaign slogan, may have been spot on. He meant, let’s spend the money on city services, education and housing in midtown – not on the Power & Light District. Stan, like Carl Peterson, has a larger-than-life persona, which none of our last five mayors have had. He had great ideas and is a memorable character. He would have been a popular guy in Washington, D.C. because he’s a sharp guy who tells it like it is. His calls would have been taken – not so sure with our last couple of mayors – a pretty forgetable group.

Again, it hon’t Happen because Stan is retired and has moved to Kansas. He still cares but it’s a bit too late now.
 

Hearne Christopher:

Yep, Hearne knows this city as well as anyone. Better, actually. He’s well-educated and a smart guy. Hearne sees the problems of the city on a daily basis. Like Stan, he sees ways to fix things, but they might be a little out of the box for some people.

But we need that.

Do gooders have led this city downhill since 1950. Hearne loves Kansas City and wants to see it come back. He talks to everyone and has the inside scoop.

Why it won’t happen: Hearne isn’t real interested in city government and he also lives in Kansas.

Kyle Kelly: 

This may shock and amaze you but yeah, Kyle would be a good leader for KCMO. He’s lived with all the midtown problems for 40 years. His family is well thought of and Kyle also is nice looking and makes a great appearance. Kyle is the most conservative of this group, but KC loves that. And Kelly’s is an institution in Kansas City and again very much liked by the public. Kyle has helped lead Westport over the past 30 years and has a strong following. He is considered a good business person as well. Even though he and I didn’t see eye-to-eye, I still respect his positions and following. He is a success.

It Won’t happen even though he’s the most likely out of the group.

He’s never seemed to want to be in city politics, because he could easily win at least a City Council seat if he wanted. Kyle is a family man and seems to like what he is doing and does

Um, who did I forget? Oh yeah me.

Crap last time I started to run they indicted me, so NO THANKS. But it would be interesting and kinda fun, huh?

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15 Responses to Glazer: The Write-In Campaign That Will Never Be

  1. TonyIsADirtbag says:

    And Comedy Continues to be His Middle Name….
    Hey, Craig, you forgot about me, too. Oh, wait, I live in Kansas, also. LOL!

  2. Matt says:

    Kyle Kelly
    He should take over as point man for Westport. Nigro’s an idiot. People are tired of him.

  3. harley says:

    GLAZER ……read this….
    FIRST OFF….WENT TO THE LEGENDS SATURDAY NIGHT. NOTICED THE THRONGS OF BLACKS
    OUT THERE….I PREDICT THE LEGENDS WILL GO THE WAY OF WESTPORT…AND OTHER ENTERTAINMENT
    AREAS WHERE THE AFRICAN AMERICANS CONGREGATE. I PREDICT THAT THE POWERS IN WY. CO.
    ARE GOING TO KEEP THE CRIME AND VIOLENCE NUMBERS UNDER WRAPS.
    I CAN SEE THE CASINO BEING LIKE THE ISLE OF CAPRI…THE AREA TO BE HEAVILY POPULATED WITH
    BLACKS.
    THEY’VE BEEN SHOVED OUT OF POWER AND LIGHT…WESTPORT…PLAZA….MIDTOWN….THEY’RE
    HEADED FOR THE LEGENDS AND LOTS OF PROBLEMS THERE. I SPOKE WITH A LIMO DRIVER WHOWAS
    THERE AND SAID THE PROBLEM IS GETTING WORSE AND THIS SUMMER HE WILL BE SUGGESTING OTHER
    PLACES FOR PEOPLE TO GO.
    pease glazer….go back to hookers…hores…bars….trolling for hotties…woodside….drinking… etc.
    because when you try to get serious you make a fool of yourself.
    You have no idea how tough it is to run this city. Its not like telling bad jokes on the radio…or
    scamming friends and family out of their money….or running a bar…..or running a football team.
    Johnny Dare? He’d last 12 hours before his ego caused him to quit. Love the guy on the radio but
    he’s a nothing in his personal life. and instead of a wife helping run the city…we get his dog
    makeing executive decisions (which in mrs. funkhousers case may be better).
    a BAR OWNER isnt a good choice either….hiring waitresses is nothing like dealing with the unions
    or the police or the fire department…..not a good idea.
    Carl Peterson…maybe…he’s a prick but people hate his attitude. You need to be liked by people to
    getelected….which eliminates carl.
    STAN: We’ve got enough crooks in kcmo…we don’t need another. Sorry…stan is a has been.
    Why not Black Barbie…the girl knows how to get mens votes…she can use her body to get things
    done….knows how to make money in tough times….has a way of getting people to do things they
    might not otherwise do….can get the welfare queens votes and the black vote….can get
    campaign funds from local pimps…and can stuff the “box” (the ballot box that is)!
    Come on…theres some good candiidates running…mike…sly…why waste space on people
    who have no idea on how to get things done.

  4. harley says:

    HEARNE IS A HAS BEEN….
    herne once had an audience til he got fired at the star. The star has done fine without him.
    Now…noone cares about kcc and his little unknown site. He can’t get the big important stories
    anymore. He’s over the hill. He once had some scoops but now he’s lim ited to “dog scoops”
    crappy artic les about totally irrelevant things….
    He’s riding into the sunset. He’s what they now call a “never was”.
    Once was a decent writer with a large audience…now he’s been reduced to the
    30 or 40 people who read this site.
    He took a long hard fall when the star canned him. H could make a comeback but doesn’t
    hae the knowledge to actually run something.
    His stories are old…worn out…and appeal to the 60 year old crowd and older (marilyn maye/
    etc.)…….jardines (the stop for oldsters after bingo at john knox village)….
    We could sit around and talk about the good old days for years….even tony makes
    hearnes column seem bad.
    Maybe some fresh new writers…
    How about maria…black barbie…the body builder broad I”m sure has some tips for
    getting healthy….the asian broad (give her a column on cooking chow mein with
    terriyaki noodles)….hearne needs to upgrade this site…if he does he can regain some
    of his previous status…til then…zip/zero/nada.

  5. Billy says:

    Harley Proving To Be A Moron Again
    First off I think Glazer was being entertaining here, not really saying these are the guys? So you going nuts shows you are a nut Harley. Hearne has about 200,000 readers monthly, making this site nearly as big as the Star or the Pitch. Top three for sure. If it has so few readers why do you bother. Hearne is far from a hasbeen. Stan Glazer? In what way is he or was he a crook? Funny, Glazer is right about Dare, an easy win if he wanted it. You had some good posts, comments recently but now you are back on the hate trail. Why? Do you take meds?

  6. harley says:

    BILLY….wrong again
    this site gets about 3000 unique visitors amonth..the star get 750,000….the pitch probably 300,000
    …..this sad sack site get no visitors compared to the star or the pitch…or any other site in this town.
    Not even 200,000 readers…maybe with the star before they fired him…but now maybe
    6000 a month at most…I can verify the info thru analysis.
    Don’t take meds except supplements but glazer is off on these people to run for mayor.
    Stan? I don’t have enough time to go into it all.
    Not on the hate trail…just wish that as the ace reporter on this site glazer would go back to
    writing what he knows about best. I made some fun about his former girlfriends in a toungue in
    cheeck manner…nothing hateful…..but you couldnt be more wrong about the visitors to this site.

  7. Dude says:

    Vote Dare
    Harley all my buds read it, and I have at least 20 friends. No really I think this is a very popular site Harley. I was in Waldo drinking for a change and people at the bar were even bashing Glazer from this site. They love to down him, but they like to read him, go figure. Hey Dare would make a fine Mayor, he knows our pain. He’s got my vote. Johnny RUN NEXT TIME.

  8. Sports Guy says:

    Enjoy Dare, But He Don’t Know Sports
    I too listen to 98.9 and Johnny. My only issue with him is he needs to brush up on our Chiefs. He hates sports. Johnny have Glazer school you, than you can lose all your money bettin on football with him. Love your show John. Hey Harley come on now man, this site is well read, hell I read it and NOT the KCStar. Whats the Pitch?

  9. Tony Tubes says:

    Stan Not a Crook
    Hey man, I voted for Stan back in the day. He’s a cool cat. His sons were mobbed up, not him. If not tell me what he did sir?

  10. KY Fan says:

    Dare Rules
    Dare is the king. His show is my morning drug. Love it, have for ten years or more. Hate to admit it but Glazer kills me on his show. He doesn’t say dumb shit, just funny shit. Black Barbie is mentioned on the show all the time. Hey I wish Dare would run this town, we’d Party.

  11. HARLEY says:

    DARE AS MAYOR…..THAT WOULD BE FUN….
    turn p and l into an all night rock show…
    rename emanual cleaver blvd. jon bonjovi blvd.
    Westport….free beer til midnigte….every night…
    no more crime…because with free k3 to everyone noone would want any
    violence.
    it would be interesting now that you bring it up…
    how about dare2012?
    And now that i think of it…he probably could have won….problem is
    he has way too many skeletons and wild party stories in his closet.

  12. Gamer says:

    Dare is Tops, Then Carl
    I don’t like Carl Peterson, but I agree with Glazer here, likely a strong Mayor. Dare would be so much fun. Hey didn’t Jerry Springer win it in Baltimore or Cleveland while a DJ?

  13. jjskck says:

    re: Jerry Springer
    Springer was a lawyer by trade when he became a councilman in Cincinnati. He resigned after getting caught with a hooker, but was earnest enough that he eventually got re-elected and even served as mayor for a year.

  14. bschloz says:

    I nominate…
    Jerry from Continental Siding. If he lives in KS— than I would choose Calvin Coolidge–If he is still under contract with Steak N’ Ale, than I would choose Freddie Patek…

  15. J.P.Connolly Show says:

    Dare Dare Dare
    Johnny he’s your man, the rest belong in the garbadge can. He rocks.

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