As U.S. conservatives started expressing their admiration for Russian President Vladimir Putin with more enthusiasm, there were two broad groups. The first likes Putin’s governing style and willingness to launch invasions without a lot of planning or forethought.
Rudy Giuliani, for example, is part of this contingent. Putin “makes a decision and he executes it, quickly,” Giuliani recently told Fox. “Then everybody reacts. That’s what you call a leader.”