He strode about the stage, head held high and chest full of imperious youth. His gestures were emphatic and his words, which rang out in his pure voice, were just what people wanted to hear.
He understood their problems, and he provided simple solutions with conviction. The troubled times made people want to believe him, so they did.
As his speech continued, he railed against the perceived evils of their world, just like he had the night before.
Each night it was the same speech in a different town. He made his way across the country, gathering followers and momentum.