First: “‘I think the will of the American people is consistent with letting it expire, and so it will expire,’ Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist, a Tennessee Republican, told reporters.”
Then: “Asked why Congress wanted to legalize the military-style weapons again when public opinion polls found broad public support for keeping them illegal, House Majority Leader Tom DeLay, a Texas Republican said, ‘We don’t do things by polls.'”
I’m thinking maybe the will of the American people is to continue the ban on assault weapons. At least, that’s my will.
So, opportunity for Mr. Kerry. Only, don’t say it’s because of the polls, play into the “will of the American people” line.
And I guess Bush could also use it with his “passionate conservative” deal.