Mitt Romney's refusal to aggressively campaign against the issue of gay marriage is being blamed for losses by conservatives in the four states where it was on the ballot.

On November 6, marriage equality opponents suffered their first losses at the ballot box. In three states – Maine, Maryland, and Washington state – voters legalized the institution, while Minnesotans rejected an effort to ban it.

On Monday's Faith and Freedom radio program, Mat Staver, co-founder and current chairman of Liberty Counsel and dean of Liberty University School of Law, attacked Romney for not campaigning on the issue.

Romney “could not speak about life or marriage. And so he did not campaign in those states speaking about those issues and associating himself with marriage. Had he done so, his numbers would have gone up and I bet the marriage polls would have gone up,” Staver said.

“Every time we get these mealy candidates like Romney or [2008 presidential nominee Senator John] McCain we have this problem. And then Republican pundits come up and say, 'Oh we need to change our position on marriage and abortion.'”

“I'm fed up with people on Fox News, whether it's Sean Hannity or Bill O'Reilly,” he later added. “They think they just know everything.” (The video is embedded on this page. Visit our video library for more videos.)