The Prime Minister is moving onto Margaret Thatcher's legacy in government.
"Margaret Thatcher made our country stand tall again, at home and abroad," he says.
He compares his task to that of Mrs Thatcher who also had "an almighty mess to clear up when she came to office".
Recounting an anecdote at a dinner, he say: "After a while I said: 'Margaret, if you had your time in government again, is there anything you'd do differently?'
"And she turned to me and said: 'You know, I think I did pretty well the first time around'."
The Prime Minister asked today for the Conservatives to be given the chance to "finish the job we've started".
David Cameron appeared fired up in his speech to the Tory conference, but he must not underestimate some of Labour's populist policies.
As Cameron prepares to take to the stage, speechwriter Simon Lancaster gives his thoughts on what makes a great party conference speech.