Donald Trump barreled into the Democratic bastion of Wisconsin where he was welcomed like a rock star by Republican students.
At a raucous rally several thousand frenzied students, most of them first-time voters, crammed on to a sweltering basketball court and drowned him out as he spoke.
In the wooden bleachers teenagers stomped their feet chanting “President Trump” and “We Love Donald” as the billionaire told them it was time for “change”.
Female students brandished pink “Women For Trump” signs, and medical students proclaimed themselves “Doctors for Trump”. The crowd was, it appeared, entirely white.
Many more students, unable to get in, huddled outside the hall listening to loudspeakers.
At the mention of Hillary Clinton the youthful group chanted “Lock her up” and “Drain the swamp” with particular fervour.
“We are asking for the votes of first time voters and there are many of them,” the septuagenarian candidate said, pointing at his fresh-faced audience.
He told them: “Hillary is the candidate of the sordid past. We will be the bright and clean future. The future lies with the dreamers not the cynics. America is tired of waiting. The moment is now.”
OK, it’s not Churchill but given the standards of this election it’s good rhetoric.
There’s enthusiasm for him, however misguided it might be. But I don’t think it’s going to be enough….