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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 New York governor Mario Cuomo has died. Here's the speech that made him a national figure.

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)

Mario Cuomo, former New York governor, dead at 82

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)

Mario Cuomo : Remembrances of a Remarkable Man (Hardcover) (William O'Shaughnessy)

Mario Cuomo : Remembrances of a Remarkable Man (Hardcover) (William O'Shaughnessy)

Showing support: Robert F. Kennedy Jr. leaves the Church of St. Ignatius of Loyola after the funeral Mass of former NY Governor Mario Cuomo on 6 January 2015. His sister Kerry Kennedy was married to Mario Cuomo's son, current Governor Andrew Cuomo, and has 3 children with him.

Showing support: Robert F. Kennedy Jr. leaves the Church of St. Ignatius of Loyola after the funeral Mass of former NY Governor Mario Cuomo on 6 January 2015. His sister Kerry Kennedy was married to Mario Cuomo's son, current Governor Andrew Cuomo, and has 3 children with him.

The death of Mario Cuomo at age 82 brought forth a flood of tributes recalling a man President Obama called "a determined champion of progressive values."

President Obama, Clintons and Others Hail Mario Cuomo

The death of Mario Cuomo at age 82 brought forth a flood of tributes recalling a man President Obama called "a determined champion of progressive values.

Mario Cuomo, N.Y. governor, spoke loudly for liberal ideals

Mario Cuomo, N.Y. governor, spoke loudly for liberal ideals

"You campaign in poetry. You govern in prose"- Mario Cuomo | https://link.crwd.fr/4AQQ

"You campaign in poetry. You govern in prose"- Mario Cuomo | https://link.crwd.fr/4AQQ

Mario Cuomo, Governor, Governor’s Father and an Eloquent Liberal Beacon, Dies at 82 - NYTimes.com

Mario Cuomo, Ex-New York Governor and Liberal Beacon, Dies at 82

Mario Cuomo, New York Governor and Liberal Beacon, Dies at 82 : NYTimes - Jan 2015 - pm et

Mario Cuomo’s conscience

E.J. Dionne: The conscience of Mario Cuomo

Dionne: The conscience of Mario Cuomo

MARIO CUOMO NEW YORK GOVERNOR ORIGINAL AUTOGRAPH SIGNED LETTERHEAD 1993

Mario cuomo new york governor original autograph signed letterhead 1993

Mario Cuomo, Letterhead, Ephemera, Letterhead Design

Former New York Gov. Mario Cuomo died of natural causes due to heart failure on Thursday, Jan. 1, 2015. He was 82. <span class=meta>(Evan Agostini)</span>

Former New York Governor Mario Cuomo was a devout Catholic but also a staunch liberal. How was he able to reconcile the two seemingly opposite positions?

Former New York Gov. Mario Cuomo died Thursday according to his son Chris Cuomo, host of CNN's "New Day." January 1, 2015

Mario Cuomo, former New York governor, dies at 82

Born Mario Matthew Cuomo June 1932 Queens, New York Died January 2015 (aged Cuomo died on January of a heart condition only hours after his son Andrew was sworn-in to a second term as governor of New York state.

"I have no plans, and no plans to plan"- Mario Cuomo  https://link.crwd.fr/4AQE

"I have no plans, and no plans to plan"- Mario Cuomo https://link.crwd.fr/4AQE

New York Times: Jan. 2, 2015 - Mario Cuomo, three-term New York governor and eloquent liberal beacon, dies at 82

Mario Cuomo, Ex-New York Governor and Liberal Beacon, Dies at 82

New York Times: Jan. 2015 - Mario Cuomo, three-term New York governor and eloquent liberal beacon, dies at 82

Former New York Gov. Mario Cuomo Dead At 82 : The Two-Way : NPR.....LISTEN TO THIS OUTSTANDING VIDEO.  He was a man of heart and soul and had many good values.  B.

"We believe in a government strong enough to use words like 'love' and 'compassion' and smart enough to convert our noblest aspirations into practical realities.