The waiting is over. Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney has chosen Wisconsin Congressman Paul Ryan as his running mate, as excellent a pro-life candidate as could be. Read Ryan’s voting record on pro-life issues here. (NARAL’s assessment is also a fun read.)

In a nutshell, Ryan’s rating at NARAL was 0% in 2011, and his rating at National Right to Life was 100% in 2011.

In 2010 Ryan penned, “The Cause of Life Can’t be Severed from the Cause of Freedom.” stating unequivocally that fiscal issues cannot be separated from social issues, as much as RINOs would like it to be. He publicly disagreed with Indiana Governor Mitch Daniels that a “truce” should be called on social issues.

That said, fiscal conservatives love Ryan for his outspokenness and innovative ideas to solve the country’s economic crisis. As the Chicago Tribune noted this morning:

Conservative leaders, increasingly anxious over the state of Romney’s campaign, had urged him to pass over reliable – but not particularly inspiring – figures such as Ohio Senator Rob Portman and former Minnesota governor Tim Pawlenty, and instead go for Ryan.

The Wisconsin congressman is a favorite of the conservative Tea Party, an anti-tax, limited-government movement that helped Republicans take over the U.S. House of Representatives in 2010.

All that said, only 11% of you picked Ryan as your choice for Romney’s running mate.

So what are your thoughts on Romney’s decision?

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