When Kwame Kilpatrick settles all of his legal obligations he will again run for office in Detroit. Who else would have him?
The only thing that will stop Kilpatrick is if he is convicted of murder and to tell you the truth -- at this point nothing would surprise me.
Kilpatrick's best bet is to run as a uniter. He's accomplished what I would've thought impossible: He's united suburbanites and urbanites in a joint hatred of -- who else -- Kilpatrick himself.
He still has his backers: People who benefited during Kilpatrick's reign. But those aren't just urbanites. Kilpatrick counts as friends some mighty big movers and shakers who just happen to sleep in the suburbs. Roger Penske and Peter Karmanos both made huge loans to Kilpatrick, even after his nose first got dirty.
Kilpatrick's book (titled, "If I Did It," or am I getting him confused with someone else?) painted the former mayor as a victim. Sure, he admitted to making some mistakes. But he's only human. A very large human who needed very large custom made suits.
People tend to feel sorry for victims. And people feel good about themselves when they forgive others who made mistakes. Most religions are based on forgiveness.
But a lot of Detroiters also believe Kilpatrick stole their money. Maybe millions of dollars. And I hope Detroiters remember that when Kwame turns up again like a bad penny. Like millions and millions of bad pennies.