Huntsman on Iowa Absence: They Pick Corn in Iowa, Presidents in NH LINK Newsmax With Michael Reagan: Newt Gingrich Will Continue Ronald Reagan's Legacy — See Video Here Home | Inside Cover Tags: 2012 President Race | 2012 GOP Primary | Huntsman | Republicans | Iowa | caucuses Huntsman on Iowa Absence: They Pick Corn in Iowa, Presidents in NH Thursday, 29 Dec 2011 09:19 AM WASHINGTON — Former U.S. Ambassador Jon Huntsman is defending his refusal to compete in the leadoff Iowa Republican precinct caucuses, focusing instead on New Hampshire. The formula is quite elementary, as far as he is concerned, Huntsman said today on "The Early Show" on CBS. "They pick corn in Iowa," he said. "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. He has remained in the lower tier of candidates as others, including Newt Gingrich and Rick Santorum — and at one time, Herman Cain — soared in the polls. He was ambassador to China for President Barack Obama, but says that shouldn't be used against him as he seeks the Republican presidential nomination. © Copyright 2011 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. Read more on Newsmax.com: Huntsman on Iowa Absence: They Pick Corn in Iowa, Presidents in NH Important: Do You Support Pres. Obama's Re-Election? Vote Here Now! ________________________________________________ Yeah, that's what you want your President to think. Some states aren't as important because they are farming states. Hey Huntsman, we pick corn in Indiana too, you can stay away from here also. Of course you will be long gone by the time the IN primary takes place.