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John F. Kennedy Liberal Democrat

John F. Kennedy Liberal Democrat
Source: U.S. Senator John F. Kennedy in 1960

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Howard Hoffman: Video: 1992 DNC, Governor Mario Cuomo Nominates Bill Clinton For President


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I don’t think Bill Clinton could’ve had a better person, at least not a better speaker or a better more intelligent speaker to nominate him for President of the United States than Governor Mario Cuomo in 1992. Other than maybe Bill Clinton himself, because in ten-minutes or less Governor Cuomo crystalized the entire 1992 presidential election and what Democrats were running on and running against. Not that Governor Clinton didn’t, because he certainly did time after time in that election.

But Cuomo was saying “we Democrats also believe in economic freedom and private enterprise. The difference being that Democrats believe in those things for everybody and not just the special few.” That lowering taxes on the rich doesn’t empower everyone else. That for everyone to succeed in America, they all need the skills and opportunities to make that happen for themselves. Especially the struggling middle class and people in poverty.