To be perfectly honest, I know more about the former Soviet nation of Georgia than I do the U.S. state.

When Roy Moore was on the ballot in Alabama a few years back, I didn’t let my lack of local knowledge prevent me from inserting myself into that state’s politics. So now with all eyes on Georgia, I figured why stop there? The runoffs for both of Georgia’s seats in the Senate are fascinating enough to get really focused on all things peachy.

As a two-bit, no account, carpet-bagging Yankee, I’ve got a pretty good idea what the best outcome would be. It’s neither red nor blue, but purple.

With the recent promotion of Kamala Harris, there are only two African-American senators right now: one Democrat (Cory Booker) and one Republican (Tim Scott). The victory of Atlanta minister Raphael Warnock would add a third, and one who preached from the pulpit of the famed Ebeneezer Baptist Church, no less.

Where the Senate has flagged in rhetoric in my memory anyway, Warnock might take things up a notch.

Incumbent Kelly Loeffler does not, to my non-Georgian mind, have a discernible constituency unless you’re of the belief that rich, white people are monolithic. Being appointed has its downsides. I like her hair, I really do, but that’s not enough.

She may have been unfairly targeted on insider trading charges where her North Carolinian colleague Richard Burr appears to be actually quite guilty, but again that’s not an argument for election in her own right. It’s probably time for her to exit stage right.

But David Perdue does not deserve to be fired. Moreover, his opponent, Jon Ossoff, is a poster child for what’s wrong with Washington, and his election would make a bad situation worse.

Perdue is a "Steady Eddie" kind of conservative, regardless of whatever Roger Stone is whining about.

Reportedly, Stone is targeting both Republicans for being insufficiently loyal to Trump, which is both nihilistic and nonsensical.

So, I am assuming he enjoys the support of a solid chunk of Georgians right there, and he’s only served one term. Even a champion of term limits, as Perdue is, can have two. That will give him another six years to prove himself.

Ossoff, by contrast, has yet to prove he represents any swathe of Georgia. Handpicked by Nancy Pelosi to run in a competitive Atlanta suburban seat once held by Newt Gingrich, the smug-faced young staffer lost two successive congressional races.

But in the Beto O’Rourke school of failing upward, someone thought he’d be a shoe-in for the Senate. Like the rest of the leadership of the Democratic Senate apparat, they were very wrong. If by some fluke he wins, Georgians will have to put up with cringe-worthy floor statements and vapid preening for a term before another conservative comes along and takes him out.

A Warnock-Perdue result is not only my best guess at a good outcome, but my pollster buddy thinks it might happen. Who listens to pollsters these days? How many Southerners listen to Yankees…? Now for that peach pie.

Sam Patten is a recovering political consultant who was raised in Knox County and worked for Maine’s last three Republican senators.