In her warm introduction, Jennifer Hausler describes former New York governor Mario Cuomo as "the formidable, saintly genius of liberalism". The popular Democratic politician is a favorite of the 92nd Street Y, which he calls the "greatest lecture hall in the United States of America". And he should know, considering how sought-after he is as a speaker. In this September 2007 program, Cuomo addresses the Iraq War and the upcoming presidential election. He is highly critical of the Bush Administration and its policies. He touches on many other subjects, including the American economy, and then answers questions from the live audience.