82 year old Mario Cuomo, former Governor of New York died at his home in New York City.
Mario Cuomo served for three terms from 1983-1994, and is the father of current New York governor Andrew Cuomo, who was just sworn in for his second term today in NYC.
The elder Cuomo was the son of Italian immigrants who often spoke of his humble beginnings and was a champion for liberal causes and social justice. Listen to the following speech and realize how little has changed. The birth of a tale of two cities and that trickle down economics does not work is highlighted in this speech.
Mario Cuomo's 1984 Convention Speech: http://youtu.be/kOdIqKsv624