My old friend from Melaka called this morning. About same age and an old hand in UMNO politics.
So we asked what his thought of Dato Najib's speech yesterday. His comment was many of the points are recycled.
In other words, Najib is not sending out new messages but reminding the delegates the course taken and he is steadfast to the journey of reform he has taken.
Everyone knows this is the last UMNO General Assembly before general election and the gathering today is about uniting the party and drumming up the election drum.
Joceline Tan in The Star here this morning gave a confident picture of UMNO.
Apparently a friend who attended a certain high level meeting last night got the message UMNO support for Najib is now overwhelming.
Mahathir's attack and antics only strengthened the party..