Well according to the Associated Press — Democratic candidate Barack Obama doesn't want the embattled mayor of Detroit on hand when Obama accepts the party's presidential nomination in Denver.
I have to admit I agree, it would be a distraction. Currently Kilpatrick faces eight felony charges in a perjury case and two felony charges in an assault case.
Even Obama's spokesperson stated that the focus should be on Obama at the nomination not on any other person.
Source: Associated Press