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GOP Strategist: Republicans Out of Touch on DADT

GOP Strategist: Republicans Out of Touch on DADT


Republican strategist and former Bush adviser Matthew Dowd told ABC News' The Roundtable that Republican officeholders are out of step with voters in the country, and young people especially, when it comes to their resistance to lifting "don't ask, don't tell."

In the following clip posted at Think Progress, Dowd was asked about the attitude of his son who recently served in the military.

"From my son's perspective, it's already been decided in their mind," said Dowd. "They're basically saying, 'We shouldn't have don't ask, don't tell.'"

"They go to high school with kids that are now openly gay," he continued. "They socialize with kids who are openly gay. And all of the sudden they go in the armed services, somebody gives them a rifle and they're not supposed to be around gay people anymore? It doesn't make any sense. It's long been decided in the public's mind."

Watch the exchange.

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