I’m not a US person, or at least not anymore, so Housing Doom’s pet dragon Igor had to clue me in about this plant that’s been in the news so much recently.
It grows in South Carolina, and Igor also tells me that it’s there, over the next six days, that most of the juice of this year’s presidential election will be squeezed. Pollsters predict primary election or caucus outcomes by measuring the intentions of likely participants / voters, but this week’s Republican party aspirants are depending so heavily on un-likely supporters that the statisticians are severely off-balance. So some of the candidates could well beat or fail to meet expectations simply because the polls haven’t got a handle on their sample space.
Welcome to a week of essentially unmanageable expectations. It should be fun, alas quite likely a whole lot more fun than November promises to be.