What will the next president of the United States be?
By Alissa SchellerThe Jerusalem Post StaffThe next president is expected to take office in January 2019, as long-time Republican Party members are starting to coalesce around a new face.
While it’s impossible to predict how many of the party’s 2016 presidential candidates will be there, there is already speculation that the party could nominate someone from outside the mainstream.
In addition to Trump, the most prominent GOP contender is former Florida Gov.
Jeb Bush, who is now the top candidate in the Republican primary for the presidency.
He has already held his own in recent polls and has a solid following among party members.
Bush has also taken to social media to praise Israel, and has even been invited to a meeting of the Zionist Organization of America (ZOA).
“The president of Israel has a great relationship with the U.S. and is committed to building a strong and enduring relationship with Israel,” Bush said on Facebook.
“I would encourage all of us to take a look at the future of Israel and what it means to us, our families and the American people, to see if we can find common ground on some issues that are important to both sides.”
Former Texas Gov.
Rick Perry, who was elected to the Republican Party in 2016, is another rising star who has already been endorsed by the Zionist movement and by former President George W. Bush.
The former governor has been very vocal in his support for Israel and for a strong U.N. Security Council.
He is expected at a meeting at the U-N on the Palestinian-Israeli conflict in New York on Tuesday.
“As a nation, we need to be strong, we can’t be weak, and we cannot allow the United Nations to become the arbiter of the Middle East conflict,” Perry said in an interview with ABC News last month.
“We have to be vigilant, and I’m not afraid to say that.”
Former Florida Gov., Jeb Bush (right), speaks at a Republican National Committee (RNC) event in Florida on March 31, 2019.AP/Molly RileyIt is hard to predict exactly who the next Republican president will be, but several people familiar with the deliberations are already making their case.
The names are being floated out by people who are working on a slate of possible candidates and are not connected to the party, such as former New York Gov.
Andrew Cuomo, former House Speaker Newt Gingrich, former U.K. Secretary of State Boris Johnson and former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum.
Several of the potential candidates have already endorsed Trump, and former U,S.
Sen. Lindsey Graham is expected this week to announce he will run for the White House as a Republican.
Other potential GOP presidential candidates are former Ohio Gov.
John Kasich, former Texas Govs.
Mike Huckabee, Rick Perry and John Kasich.
The two-person slate is not expected to include any former presidents, and it is possible that only the most conservative candidates will even be considered.
One source familiar with deliberations said that the two top names on the short list are the only two that would have to change in order to win the party nomination.
Another source familiar on the process said that while there are some strong names on there, many other candidates are not as strong as the top three.
He said that several of the names that have already been mentioned, such to Christie and Pence, have some issues, but they are not considered major issues for the party.