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NBC Pundit Donny Deutsch: 'If Republicans Were Smart,' They Would 'Move on Some of These Social Issues'

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<p>Wrapping up a panel discussion on Monday's NBC <em>Today</em> about Ohio Republican Senator Rob Portman coming out in support of gay marriage, co-host Matt Lauer voiced suspicion about the timing of the announcement: "He has known his son is gay for the last two years, and yet, when he was there on the campaign trail supporting the Republican nominee, he never mentioned anything about this evolving stance on same-sex marriage." <br /><br />Advertising executive Donny Deutsch replied: <strong>"The irony of that is, if the Republicans were smart, they would understand if they move on some of these social issues, it would actually help the party."</strong></p><p><em>More in the <a href="http://newsbusters.org/blogs/kyle-drennen/2013/03/18/nbc-pundit-donny-d…; target="_blank">cross-post</a> on the MRC's NewsBusters blog. </em><strong><br /></strong></p>

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