The influential social conservative and president of the Family Research Council, Tony Perkins, thinks Mitt Romney still needs help rallying social conservatives around him.
"I think Mitt Romney is going to need help," Perkins told Yahoo News in an interview, noting that Romney's commencement address at Liberty University was a positive step. "He's going to have to make it a focal point of his campaign that he's connected with social conservatives....The best way for him to do that it with a VP pick that they can identify with."
Part of the skepticism is borne from Romney's record as governor.
"You look at Mitt Romney, his record as governor's not that good.... His stated positions are much better. But he's not comfortable--we're seeing even in this cycle--being out front on those issues."
Perkins wasn't a Romney fan during the primary, but earlier this week, it seemed he was a bit more enthusiastic, thanks to Obama's gay marriage decision.
"Mitt Romney, who has signed a pledge to support a marriage protection amendment to the U.S. Constitution, may have been handed the key to social conservative support by Barack Obama himself."