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Republican Presidential Candidate Mitt Romney Announces Rep. Paul Ryan As His Vice Presidential Pick

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GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney introduces his vice presidential running mate, Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) in Ashland, Virginia, Aug. 11, 2012

In case anyone is just waking up now, Republican presidential candidate and nominee-apparent Mitt Romney has opted not to go with a Latino vice-presidential candidate, after months of speculation that he might.

Romney announced this morning that he has chosen Rep. Paul Ryan of Wisconsin, the chair of the House Budget Committee described by Reuters as a "conservative budget hawk," over the oft-mentioned Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida, or the sometimes-mentioned Gov. Susana Martinez of New Mexico.

It wasn't an unexpected move. Critics had never quite warmed to the idea of Romney choosing a Latino candidate, and the conversation had always been surrounded by talk of how it could be perceived as pandering to win much-needed Latino votes.

Now that we know who Romney's running mate will be, here are a few early reactions to his not choosing a Latino veep candidate.

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