Henry Kissinger may endorse Hillary Clinton. That could lose her more votes than it gains.

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Hillary Clinton Wants Henry Kissinger's Endorsement

As Hillary Clinton continues to court prominent Republican endorsements, Politico reports that she could be on the verge of landing two of her biggest yet: Former Secretaries of State Henry Kissinger and George Shultz.

"We are going to do it together," Shultz, who served as President Ronald Reagan's chief diplomat, told Politico. "It will have more impact."

While Shultz indicated that discussions surrounding a potential announcement were ongoing, the news that a Kissinger endorsement may be imminent is likely to fan progressive anxiety surrounding how Clinton would govern should she emerge victorious on Election Day.

The Democratic presidential nominee has encountered liberal suspicion thanks to her hawkish foreign policy record and her self-proclaimed "moderate and center" worldview. But Kissinger's stamp of approval could test Clinton's relationship with her party's base more than any other event since she clinched the Democratic nomination.

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Henry Kissinger is shown in his White House office in Washington in this undated photo. Notes and transcripts of phone calls Kissinger made in the White House will be opened, giving the public its first look at records that President Nixon's baritone-voiced foreign affairs adviser has carefully guarded for three decades. (AP Photo)
FILE - In this Jan. 23, 1973 file photo, North Vietnam delegate Le Duc Tho, left, and U.S. presidential adviser Henry Kissinger shake hands after their meeting where the Peace agreement was initialed at the International Conference Center in Paris, France. The Paris Agreement on Ending the War and Restoring Peace in Vietnam was signed on January 27, 1973. (AP Photo/Michel Lipchitz, File)
FILE - In this June 11, 2013, file photo, former Secretary of State Henry Kissinger gestures during a birthday reception for his 90th birthday in Berlin, Germany. Kissinger has undergone an aortic valve replacement procedure at a hospital in New York. New York-Presbyterian Hospital in Manhattan released a statement saying the 91-year-old ex-diplomat was "resting comfortably" following the procedure on Tuesday, July 15, 2014. (AP Photo/Gero Breloer, Pool, File)
In this Thursday, May 3, 1973 photo, Henry Kissinger, President Nixon's foreign affairs adviser, briefs newsmen on Nixon's annual State the World report to Congress at the White House in Washington. The report states that North Vietnam risks renewed war with the Untied States unless it lives up to the Vietnam cease-fire. As the last U.S. combat troops left Vietnam 40 years ago, angry protesters still awaited them at home. North Vietnamese soldiers took heart from their foes' departure, and South Vietnamese who had helped the Americans feared for the future. While the fall of Saigon two years later â with its indelible images of frantic helicopter evacuations â is remembered as the final day of the Vietnam War, Friday marks an anniversary that holds greater meaning for many who fought, protested or otherwise lived it. (AP Photo/Harvey Georges)
Former Secretary of State Henry Kissinger appears at the Richard Nixon Centennial Birthday Celebration in Washington, Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2013. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen)
Dr. Henry Kissinger, Secretary of State for President Richard Nixon, addresses the Richard Nixon Centennial Birthday Celebration in Washington, Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2013. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen)
Former U.S. secretary of state Henry Kissinger leaves after attending the funeral service of former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher at St Paul's Cathedral, in London April 17, 2013. Thatcher, who was Conservative prime minister between 1979 and 1990, died on April 8 at the age of 87. (AP Photo/Olivia Harris, pool)
File - This Oct. 17, 2013, file photo, shows former U.S. Secretary of State Henry Kissinger as he attends the Alfred E. Smith Memorial Foundation Dinner in New York. New York-Presbyterian Hospital in Manhattan, where Kissinger has undergone an aortic valve replacement procedure, released a statement saying the 91-year-old ex-diplomat was "resting comfortably" following the procedure on Tuesday, July 15, 2014. (AP Photo/Jason DeCrow, File)
Former Secretary of State Henry Kissinger talks with Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton during an interview by PBS' Charlie Rose, Wednesday, April 20, 2011, at the State Department in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
Former Secretary of State Henry Kissinger arrives on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, May 25, 2010, to testifying before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee hearing on "The Role of Strategic Arms Control in a Post-Cold War World". (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
President Anwar Sadat, right, chats with U.S. Secretary of State Henry Kissinger prior to their meeting at Sadat's residence in Giza, Cairo, May 10, 1974. U.S. Secretary of State Henry Kissinger, left, and Egypt's President Anwar Sadat on their way to conference room to continue their talks. (AP Photo)
Secretary of State Henry Kissinger answers questions from a panel of newsmen in Philadelphia on Tuesday, Sept. 1, 1976. Earlier in the day Kissinger delivered an address in Philadelphia discussing the apartheid situation in Africa. (AP Photo/Bill Ingraham)
U.S. Secretary of State Henry Kissinger and his wife, Nancy Kissinger takes in the sights on Thursday in March 1975 on the Island of Philae during a break from Kissinger?s Middle East peace mission. (AP Photo)
Sen. Stuart Symington charged, March 2, 1971 that Henry A. Kissinger, right, has become ?Secretary of State in everything but title,? exercising more power sand influence than Secretary of State William P. Rogers, left. Rogers and Kissinger are shown here at the White House, Washington in January 1970. (AP Photo)
Former U.S. Secretary of State Henry Kissinger walks past a photo of late communist leader Mao Zedong at a photo exhibit on 30 years of China-US diplomatic relations in Beijing, China, Monday, Jan. 12, 2009. Kissinger and former President Jimmy Carter are in Beijing to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the establishment of US China diplomatic relations which commenced on Jan 1st, 1979. (AP Photo/Elizabeth Dalziel, Pool)
Mrs. Nancy Regan with Henry Kissinger at California party shown in February 1979 (AP Photo/ Nick Ut)
Former Secretary of State Henry Kissinger arrives for a discussion with former Secretaries of State at the taping of CNN's "The Next President: A World of Challenges", Monday, Sept. 15, 2008, at George Washington University in Washington. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)
Former Secretary of State Henry Kissinger attends the Gerald R. Ford Journalism Prize luncheon at the National Press Club, Monday, June 2, 2008, in Washington, where Vice President Dick Cheney, not shown, spoke. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)
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Why Kissinger is a lightning rod: The Nixon-era foreign policy and national security consigliere's view is one of the most prominent proponents of the realist view of international relations, which holds that the national interest — not soaring principles like human rights or democracy promotion — ought to be the guiding principle of a nation's foreign policy.

Kissinger's realism led him to champion policies that critics have variously derided as amoral and, in the telling of the progressive web site Salon, "genocidal."

In one particularly jarring illustration of Kissinger's often cold-blooded view of international affairs, he is heard on a 1973 White House tape telling the president, "[I]f they put Jews into gas chambers in the Soviet Union, it is not an American concern. Maybe a humanitarian concern."

Henry Kissinger may endorse Hillary Clinton. That could lose her more votes than it gains.

Henry Kissinger appears with President Richard Nixon in 1972.

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Kissinger has also come under fire for his role in the Nixon administration's military interventions in Southeast Asia and support for toppling democratically elected governments in countries like Chile.

The Clinton-Kissinger connection: Clinton, who like Kissinger, served as secretary of state, counts the 93-year-old among her friends — a point that became fodder for attack from Sen. Bernie Sanders during his progressive primary challenge this year.

"In her book and in this last debate, she talked about getting the approval or the support or the mentoring of Henry Kissinger — now I found it rather amazing, because I happen to believe that Henry Kissinger was one of the most destructive secretaries of state in the modern history of this country," Sanders said at a Democratic debate in Milwaukee in February.

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"I'm proud to say that Henry Kissinger is not my friend," he went on. "And in fact, Kissinger's actions in Cambodia, when the United States bombed that country ... created the instability for Pol Pot and the Khmer Rouge to come in, who then butchered some 3 million innocent people — one of the worst genocides in the history of the world. So count me in as somebody who will not be listening to Henry Kissinger."

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Bernie Sanders, left, offers an apology to Hillary Clinton during a Democratic presidential primary debate Saturday, Dec. 19, 2015, at Saint Anselm College in Manchester, N.H. (AP Photo/Jim Cole)
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Democratic presidential candidate, Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt, reacts to Democratic presidential candidate, Hillary Clinton's answer to a question during a Democratic presidential primary debate hosted by MSNBC at the University of New Hampshire Thursday, Feb. 4, 2016, in Durham, N.H. (AP Photo/David Goldman)
Democratic presidential candidates Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt, left, and Hillary Clinton take the stage before a Democratic presidential primary debate at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Thursday, Feb. 11, 2016, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Tom Lynn)
Democratic presidential candidates, Hillary Clinton and Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt, shake hands before the start of the Univision, Washington Post Democratic presidential debate at Miami-Dade College, Wednesday, March 9, 2016, in Miami, Fla. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)
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How an endorsement might play: Since it emerged that Clinton's campaign was seeking Kissinger's support, many progressives who backed Sanders have expressed fear that it could signal a less liberal direction for a future Clinton administration.

"What I find worrisome is when you have Clinton reaching out to people like Henry Kissinger and have people saying he's going to be a voice she listens to on foreign policy," Charles Chamberlain, the executive director of Democracy for America, which backed Sanders in the primaries, recently told Mic.

Notably, Kissinger's realist foreign policy isn't only controversial among progressives; it's also encountered scorn from neoconservatives, who prize democracy promotion around the world — by military force if necessary. Clinton has already attracted the support of prominent neoconservative figures like Max Boot and Robert Kagan, while another, former Bush administration official Paul Wolfowitz, said he may end up backing her.

Clinton's support from a diverse array of GOP figures says as much about the party establishment's horror at Donald Trump as it does about the policy direction she'd take in office.

Henry Kissinger may endorse Hillary Clinton. That could lose her more votes than it gains.

Establishment distaste for Donald Trump has led a diverse array of Republicans to Clinton's camp.

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But as Clinton sees her standing slip with constituencies that helped fuel Sanders' primary bid, her association with figures like Kissinger may dampen liberal enthusiasm ahead of the Nov. 8 election. And it's unlikely that there's a substantial moderate or conservative constituency that hasn't been swayed by previous GOP endorsements for Clinton and is simply waiting on word from Kissinger.

The risk for Clinton, then, is that such an endorsement loses her more votes than it gains her.

A Washington Post-ABC News poll released this week found that Clinton's favorability rating among liberals had dipped to 63%, down from 76% in early August. Meanwhile, 34% of liberals viewed her unfavorably, up from 24% in the immediate aftermath of the party conventions. Voters under age 50 also took an increasingly dim view of Clinton, with her favorability declining from 47% to 41%.

As some national and swing-state polls show a tightening of the race between Trump and Clinton, the former secretary of state may see Trump move yet closer if the most fervent progressives don't turn out in November, or back candidates like Green Party nominee Jill Stein.

Progressives who are suspicious of Clinton — and resent charges that their disillusionment could elect Trump — note that she still has more plausible paths than the Republican to the magic 270 electoral votes. It's what comes after she reaches that threshold that most concerns them.

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US President Bill Clinton's wife Hillary Rodham Clinton (l) in a picture taken 16 January 1993 in Little Rock, hugs her daughter Chelsea during a farewell address to the people of Arkansas at an airport rally. The Clinton family then left for Charlottesville, Virginia for the start of the planned bus trip to Washington, DC. (Photo credit J. David Ake, AFP/Getty Images)
First Lady Hillary Clinton (R) watches over as 12-year-old Chevon Perry (L) works on a lesson at P.S. 115 Elementary School 26 January 1993. Clinton made her first trip as first lady to New York to receive an award for her service to children. (Photo credit Tim Clary, AFP/Getty Images)
First Lady Hillary Clinton responds to applause, 12 February 1993, in Arlington, VA, as U.S. President Bill Clinton stands behind her. (Photo credit Robert Giroux, AFP/Getty Images)
U.S. First Lady Hillary Rodham Clinton laughs as she is presented a bouquet of flowers by Japanee children 08 July 1993 at the Meguro waste incineration plant in Tokyo, Japan. Mrs. Clinton, maintaining a high profile during the G7 summit, is popular in Japan. (Photo credit David Nelson, AFP/Getty Images)
U.S. President Bill Clinton (R) and First Lady Hillary Rodham Clinton (L) listen to Karl Kregor explain, 16 September 1993 in Washington, D.C. why he is afraid of losng health isurance for his family.The Clintons met at the White House with citizens who shared problems they have had with the present health care system. Clinton is scheduled to present his health care plan to a joint session of congress 22 September. (Photo credit Paul Richards, AFP/Getty Images)
U.S. First Lady Hillary Clinton responds 22 September 1993 to applause from a joint session of the U.S. Congress in Washington, D.C. after President Bill Clinton saluted her as the 'talented navigator' for the national health plan he is proposing. Standing alongside the first lady is Dr. T. Berry Brazelton (L), a noted pediatrician and author. (Photo credit J. David Ake, AFP/Getty Images)
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First Lady Hillary Rodham Clinton (C) smiles at a friend in the crowd 28 September 1994 as she stands next to Russian First Lady Naina Yeltsin (L) during a ceremony at the Library of Congress. Mrs. Yeltsin was accompanying her husband on his visit to Washington for a summit meeting with US President Bill Clinton. AFP YEARENDER (Photo credit Joshua Roberts, AFP/Getty Images)
US President Bill Clinton (R) and First Lady Hillary Clinton leave the White House for the presidential retreat at Camp David, Maryland, 13 Janaury. President Clinton is waving a copy of the morning pool report on his activities, which was written as a poem. The poem begins ' The president jogged at Fort McNair....of him we saw not hide nor hair,' and ends with the slogan 'Burma Shave.' (Photo credit Paul Richards, AFP/Getty Images)
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