One thing to bear in mind though: he did switch parties entirely. With that comes a radical change in strategy. Just a fact in politics. He didn't change positions, mind you, but a change of some sort was necessary imo. The GOP voting base and the LP voting base are very different. Libertarians tend to attract younger voters while Republicans tend to attract older voters. So it shouldn't come as a surprise that he's trying to come across as more laid back and "cool" as opposed to acting uptight like during the GOP primaries. But I do think he took it a liiitle too far last election, which would definitely be an area he should improve for the upcoming election.