Now that Rudy Giuliani has all but thrown his hat into the ring for the 2008 presidential race, where is Mario Cuomo when we need him most? Mr. Cuomo was a governor who made you proud to be a New Yorker, as well as a lifelong progressive who makes you proud to be an American. His is a voice, on the cutting edge, that is needed now more than ever to awaken those abandoned by hope, and eclipsed by poverty.
While you may see him in the movie "The U.S. Versus Mario Cuomo," which is great, we say only this: run, Mario, run....
Here are two memorable Cuomo quotes:
"We must get the American public to look past the glitter, beyond the showmanship, to the reality, the hard substance of things. And we'll do it not so much with speeches that will bring people to their feet as with speeches that bring people to their senses,"
"You campaign in poetry. You govern in prose."