As BuzzFeed's John Stanton reports, this kind of Well, of course, yes response would be unheard of a few decades ago.
If you want to know just how far the debate over women serving in combat situations has come, look no further than Sen. Marco Rubio, a top contender for the GOP's 2016 presidential nomination and a leading voice in the modern conservative movement.
For Rubio, the question is a no-brainer. "Women already are in combat to begin with. We should be putting our best soldiers forward regardless of their gender," Rubio spokesman Alex Conant said Thursday evening.