His notion that leaders in the US should actually engage the leaders of other powers in order to negotiate is, according to the vice-presidential candidate for the Republicans:

That's beyond naïve. And it's beyond bad judgment.

She also denied that Kissinger even believed such a thing:

I've never heard Henry Kissinger say, "Yeah, I'll meet with these leaders without preconditions being met."

Ilan Goldenberg has. What must Kissinger and Baker and Scowcroft think about their party now?

Someone who before her selection had only one single, semi-coherent thing to say about foreign policy in her entire career, could now become president at a moment's notice in one of the most perilous times in world history.

The days when Republicanism meant actual responsibility and judgment and experience and realism have been replaced by gimmicks, pure politics, Fox fem-bots, and constant, random gambling with the most dangerous things imaginable.

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