As Jonathan Last pointed out, John H. Sununu, the former chief of staff for President George H.W. Bush and a top adviser for Mitt Romney's 2012 campaign, recently told the New Hampshire Union Leader that "Iowans picks [sic] corn and New Hampshire picks Presidents."
A friend of THE WEEKLY STANDARD and proud Hawkeye responded succinctly: "Yes, and Sununus pick Souters." And another friend notes, for the record, that the last three presidents, Barack Obama, George W. Bush, and Bill Clinton, all lost the New Hampshire primary. The last "first in the nation" primary winner to continue to the presidency was George H.W. Bush in 1988—whose presidency lasted only one term, thanks in part to...John H. Sununu.