Peter Navarro, professor of economics and public policy at UC Irvine, said:
The broader problem for “don’t ask, don’t tell” is that it’s not politically salient. We’ve entered an era of economic issues, not social issues. Much of the electorate looks at this debate and is just turned off by what they see as misdirected time and energy when what really matters is jobs, jobs, jobs. Until troglodytes like McCain come into the new century, resistance will continue along with no underlying political catalyst for change.
Justin Raimondo, editorial director of Antiwar.com, said:
The release of the Pentagon report will have a decisive effect in favor of repealing "don't ask don't tell." However the simple act of repealing won't be the end of it.