The headline message from Nick Clegg to his party delegates in Glasgow was that the Liberal Democrats are "no one's little brother in government".
The Deputy Prime Minister's address started with nice colour about how he arrived in Whitehall back in 2010 and he went onto say that those who predicted the Coalition would be chaotic and collapse were wrong, which was a fair point.
The Liberal Democrat leader's aides said this speech was one of his most personal yet. Every politician now gives us tonnes of "who I am" material, but I'm not sure if it works.
Leaders' speeches generally suffer from the politician feeling they have to cover all of the ground in less than a hour.
Nick Clegg believes that his party's place is in government and coalitions should be a permanent fixture in British politics.
Nick Clegg is a good speaker - possibly the best of the current crop - but I am not sure his conference address was his finest hour.
A majority of British voters prefer a single party government, according to a ComRes poll carried out for ITV News.