Daily Rundown   |  September 23, 2011

GOP debate audience boos gay service member

Nia-Malika Henderson, Erin McPike and Michael Steele discuss the audience reaction to a question on Don't Ask Don't Tell at Thursday night's Republican debate.

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>> there was a question where the audience reaction, again, like we've had in previous debate. the audience reaction was somewhat more surprising than anything asked or said. here's the question from a gay soldier.

>> -- deployed to iraq i had to lie about who i was because i'm a gay soldier, and i didn't want too lose my job. my question is under one of your presidencies do you intend to circumvent the progress made for gay and less bobian soldiers made in the military?

>> i would say any type of sexual activity has absolutely no place in the military.

>> erin, again, this is mostly, you're seeing this come from democrats.

>> they love it. they take oust social issues the death penalty, let him do you shout-out at the cnn debate. this one, we're seeing the cultural schism in this country and --

>> and debbie wasserman schultz you had on earlier talking about these debates. how these tea party activists making these comments are helping them with independents and they'll be fine in the general.

>> women in the suburbs have always been sort of that if, on the social issues sometimes republican and not comfortable with the social issues.

>> because that gay soldier is their son. absolutely. when you have a moment, booing a united states marine or officer, it really bothers a lot of people out there. particularly those voters right there in the middle.