One of my favorites...Mario Cuomo's 1984 Convention Speech. "Because the truth is, ladies and gentlemen, that this is how we were warned it would be. President Reagan told us from the very beginning that he believed in a kind of social Darwinism. Survival of the fittest. “Government can’t do everything,” we were told, so it should settle for taking care of the strong and hope that economic ambition and charity will do the rest."
Former Governor of New York and champion of liberals everywhere Mario Cuomo has died today at the age of 82. My condolences to his family, including his son, the current Governor of New York Andrew Cuomo and Chris Cuomo, a news anchor on CNN. Rest in peace to a great liberal icon. We lost a huge piece of American politics today.
Mario Cuomo, former New York governor, dead at 82 Ever-eloquent Mario Cuomo, a son of Queens who rode his rhetorical gifts to three terms as New York governor and tantalized Democrats by flirting with a run for President, died Thursday, two sources close to the family said. He was 82. He excelled in baseball and basketball. ... (01.01.15)