The younger Bush plans to run for U.S. president on the Republican ticket. In contrast to the "inconsistent and indecisive" Obama, he intends to return the U.S. to the role of world leader. Experts believe that Jeb Bush has a good chance in running for the White House.
Alexander Gusev, political scientist, director of the Center for Strategic Development for CIS Countries, and chief researcher for the Russian Academy of Science's Europe Institute noted in an interview with "Aktualnye Kommentarii" that there are many reasons to assume a Republican victory in the coming election.
"The U.S. isn't in its best shape. Although the economy is growing by about 4 percent, that certainly doesn't mean that the U.S. has gotten out of the hole of debt it’s been in for the past 15 years. America's national debt exceeds $18 trillion, and the country continues to print money. Therefore, no matter who the Republicans appoint — Mitt Romney or Jeb Bush — they have a good chance of winning because Barack Obama's domestic and foreign policies are untenable," Gusev states. According to him, the younger Bush could win in a landslide thanks to support from influential American families.
"For the most part, power in the United States lies with three basic families: the Rothschilds, the Rockefellers and the Bushes. Given this situation, the younger Bush has a chance if certain preferential treatment is given to some seriously influential financial groups that currently control the U.S. Federal Reserve. As a matter of fact, it currently belongs to a single family. It seems to me here that, in playing out the game of presidential elections, the members of the Bush and Rockefeller families tend more toward my position. And in this situation, I consider Bush to be a fairly serious pretender for the presidency, as long as he doesn't make any personal mistakes like getting caught in a hotel with a maid, à la Strauss-Kahn."
At the same time, Alexander Gusev is certain that no matter who wins the upcoming election, America's hegemonic foreign policy will remain unchanged.
"For Russia, it makes no real difference who's in power, Democrat or Republican. There are some experts who say that the Republicans are traditionally better partners for Russia than Democrats because it's easier to negotiate with them. It's rather difficult to negotiate with Democrats like Hillary Clinton or Obama. But I figure it's six of one/half dozen of the other. For all American political players, the U.S. is number one, and the sun revolves around them. They believe that they should set the agenda in the world and pressure countries that don't agree with their positions. It seems to me that, in this case, Bush is no different than Obama. He will most certainly pursue a pragmatic policy, which aims above all at strengthening America's position in the world. They won't respect Russia or the countries of the European Union."
It's been noted that Jeb Bush announced his presidential ambitions, saying he would run for U.S. president on the Republican ticket. In Bush's opinion, current President Barack Obama has been "inconsistent and indecisive" in implementing American foreign policy, whereas the younger Bush intends to return America to the role of world leader.
Meanwhile, polls show that the younger Bush enjoys great popularity among Republicans. He is being consulted by 20 experts, including veterans of the Security Service. Many of them worked with Presidents George Bush, Sr. and George Bush, Jr.