Carter Says It will end June 3
Former President Jimmy Carter told the BBC that he expects the super delegates to swing behind Barack Obama after the last primaries on June 3. Carter is a super delegate (as a former president). What started in Iowa will end in Montana and South Dakota.
Obama Fills in for Ted Kennedy
Barack Obama was a substitute commencement speaker Sunday morning at Wesleyan University, substituting for Senator Ted Kennedy, who has been diagnosed with brain cancer. In his speech, Obama focused on service to one’s country, both at home and overseas: “At a time of war, we need you to work for peace. At a time of inequality, we need you to work for opportunity”.
Latest News from Cannes
Chicago Tribune critic Michael Phillips provides immediate blog updates from Cannes, which as our guest columnist Ron Holloway has noted here, guarantees him a good seat at all press screenings. Phillips’ blog includes a glowing review of a French film he believes really understands life in a middle school. The film, Entre Les Murs, or The Class is directed by Laurent Cantet. Phillips sees it as a possible grand prize winner. One film already honored at Cannes is Adoration, directed by Canadian Atom Egoyan who received his second ecumenical jury prize from an international Protestant and Catholic film jury. Egoyan was surprised by the award but thanked the jury for “getting the movie”. He had previously been honored with an ecumenical jury prize for his 1997 film, The Sweet Hereafter.