We went by the Feed and Seed today to buy wormer for the horses. While we were there, Ms. Grim was asking them if they would get peanuts in, because she thought she might try them for her garden next year. The shop owner avowed he thought he might have some in the spring, if she wanted to come back.
"Will they grow well?" she wanted to know.
"Oh, peanuts grow well in Georgia," he said. "Especially down in South Georgia. Jimmy Carter made peanut farming famous."
Now that's a perfect intro, I thought, so I said, "I hear that Herman Cain is from Georgia, too."
"Is that right?" the owner said.
"Who's Herman Cain?" the wife asked.
The owner said, "He's a presidential candidate. You need to know his name, because he's the one you need to vote for if he gets on the ballot."
This is a farm supply shop in a rural county in North Georgia, which produces mostly timber and cattle. If Herman Cain has won the hearts of these people, there is no reason he can't be President.