Not many people can wish a Prime Minister "Happy Birthday" in one breath - and in the next call him "a broom" - and get a round of applause for both.
But that was Boris Johnson's opening gambit in his speech today to the Conservative Party Conference.
The mayor then ran through his highlights of the year: the Olympics (which he said showed that Britain is a "confident, can do" country) transport, housing, policing and his own re-election.
Critics and supporters were wondering if the speech would be Boris's pitch to un-seat David Cameron.
So how did delegates take it?
Our Political Correspondent Simon Harris reports.
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