Former Utah Gov. Jon Huntsman is the only high-profile candidate not fighting it out in Iowa. Campaigning in Pembroke this morning, Huntsman suggested that the Iowa caucus results would prove extremely perishable.
“We’ll remember them for about seven hours and then people will be focused on New Hampshire. And this will be the ballgame here because this is a primary, because this will be a broad-based turnout of Republicans and independents and even some Democrats.”
Democrats are in fact barred from voting in the Republican primary. But Huntsman’s hopes may hinge on support from independent voters. By tomorrow morning, Huntsman will have held 150 public events in New Hampshire, more than any other candidate.