"I watched a small man with thick calluses on both his hands work 15 and 16 hours a day," Cuomo told the crowd. "I saw him once literally bleed from the bottoms of his feet - a man who came here uneducated, alone, unable to speak the language - who taught me all I needed to know about faith and hard work by the simple eloquence of his example."
The electrified delegates in San Francisco cheered, "Mario! Mario! Mario!" and some wondered whether they had chosen the wrong presidential candidate in Walter Mondale.
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