It’s said that Omaha has it’s oracle…
In the wilds of Kansas City, we have a gentleman by the name of James B. Nutter, Sr. A local real estate tycoon who some say is a kingmaker. Having reportedly picked mayor after mayor, city councilman after city councilman. Mr. Nutter has been a bit more low key the past few years but that doesn’t mean that inquiring minds don’t still want to know who the man with the polically Midas touch is picking in the upcoming mayoral finale between Sly James and Mike Burke.
Enter (somewhat) nosey Westport businessman and neighborhood jogger dude Bill Nigro.
Nigro likes to stop in on Nutter at his Westport office from time to time and chew the neighborhood and political phat.
"I inviited Mr. Nutter to the Party of the Decade for Sly James and the City Council candidates Sunday at the Beaumont Club," Nigro says. "The funny thing is, he was eating pretzels while I was talking to him and he told me he was supporting the other candidate, Mike Burke.
Nigro’s group, the Kansas City Business Rights Coalition plans to serve beer and pretzels at the Sly show Sunday.
"He looked great," Nigro says of Nutter. "We had a fun conversation and his recall from the past is incredible. He’s always entertaining to talk to – he and my dad were friends."
As for Nutter’s outlook on Sly, "He doesn’t dislike him," Nigro says. "He thinks there are two good choices out there. He just likes Mike Burke better."
Nutter’s prediction on who will win it all?
"I didn’t really ask him," Nigro says.