GOP presidential hopeful Mitt Romney slammed rival Rick Perry for being against Social Security and questioned the Texas governor’s electability.

“If we nominate someone who the Democrats can correctly characterize as being opposed to Social Security, we will be obliterated as a party,” Romney said yesterday on Sean Hannity’s radio show.

The former Massachusetts governor told Hannity that he wants to “save Social Security,” which is projected to become insolvent in 2037, and views it as “an essential safety net for the American people.”

The latest attack is a continuation of a thread from Wednesday’s GOP presidential debate, in which Perry stuck by his criticism that Social Security is a “Ponzi scheme” and that a “monstrous lie” is being told to younger people counting on getting benefits when they retire.

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