Chris Matthews: Romney Ran On 'Hitler'-Like Platform Chris Matthews: "Just going back to this love of the founding fathers has gotten to a point of not reverence to their courage, and standing up to the British empire, and putting their lives on the line. And being quite enlightened in so man ways, given who they were. But this notion that the freemen in this country are the white men of property. And that is really what Romney ran on -- white men of property. He didn't say it. Intellectually, I don't think he ever put it in any words, but look who he is rallying to. As Howard [Fineman] pointed out, that seems to be the rallying cry: Men of property, join together. Defend the wagon train against the onslaught of the others. That seems to be what they were doing in this campaign."