Stan Stanart is a staunch, grass roots conservative republican and a delegate to the national convention.
The kind of voter that Senator John McCain was likely thinking about when he chose a vice presidential running mate.
Stanart is thrilled for a number of reasons that Alaska Governor Sarah Palin has joined the ticket.
First, Stanart is a down ballot candidate in the November elections. He believes that Gov. Palin’s strong conservative credentials will help turn out the base of the party.
Second, he hopes that Palin will help attract more independents and even some moderate women voters into the republican fold on election day.
So, Stanart will be smiling as he packs his bags and heads to Minneapolis*St. Paul for the convention.
This is his second time serving as a national delegate. The first was in 2004.
In 2000 Stanart was a member of the electoral college. Remember that election? (Bush vs. Gore and the hanging chads in Florida)