He's speaking now to a standing-room only crowd in the Regency Ballroom here at the Omni-Shoreham. I'm in the exhibit hall where there are at least 3 big-screen televisions with crowds jammed around them watching intently.

He's getting a rock stars reception.

He started off slow and seemed nervous. And also almost immediately launched into the "What I Learned From Ronald Reagan" schtick.

He's concluding now . . . without having said one word about social issues.