Huntsman on Avoiding Iowa: "They Pick Corn in Iowa"

Posted: Dec 29, 2011 8:17 AM

Geez, Huntsman--humble much? Doesn't seem like he's too concerned with appealing to the everyman or toning down his reputation for pomposity, does it?

Former U.S. Ambassador Jon Huntsman is defending his refusal to compete in the leadoff Iowa Republican precinct caucuses, focusing instead on New Hampshire.

Huntsman tells CBS's "The Early Show" the formula, so far as he is concerned, is quite elementary. Says Huntsman: "They pick corn in Iowa. They pick presidents in New Hampshire."

The former Utah governor has made little effort to win in Iowa, focusing mostly on New Hampshire in the early going.