All in all, it wasn’t a typical conservative Republican speech: it was anti-elitist, protectionist, populist, anti-globalisation, and economically nationalist.
In particular, there was the economic populism: the attack on free trade, outsourcing and the de-industrialisation of America.
I imagine this went down well with the working class and even middle class victims of these neoliberal policies.
But of course now we come to the crunch: although his rhetoric is good, Trump must deliver.
If he goes back to the disgusting, worthless free market program of the loser Republicans – of austerity, free trade, H-1B visas, Neoconservatism, and open borders – it’s all over for the Republican party and for Trump.
And maybe Trump will be a massive disappointment; or maybe he might surprise.
In any case, it’s time to give him a chance and see what happens.