David Cameron was more fired up than expected, and reasonably authoritative. It was better than the last two years, but was mostly about what he is already doing.
I think he will need to find more memorable and meaningful things to say about the future to win.
Whilst I think Cameron is winning the economic argument with the public, I think Ed Miliband is riding the general mood better.
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.