A day after they clashed at a GOP presidential debate, Texas Gov. Rick Perry told conservatives in rival Mitt Romney’s home state that their former governor sounds like a liberal.
And without naming him directly, Perry said Romney has changed his position on Social Security.
“Other candidates in this race have used words like ‘fraud’ and compared it to a criminal enterprise,” Perry said, referencing language Romney used in his book to discuss issues involving Social Security. “Under the media spotlight, they change their tune and they start sounding like liberals.”
Perry made the comments at a dinner hosted by a Massachusetts conservative think tank, roughly a mile from Romney’s campaign headquarters.
He did not clarify how Romney sounds like a liberal, nor did he take questions from voters or reporters.