You can blame Romney's loss on a lot of things, but the least convincing of all is libertarianism.
To somehow claim him as a hero for libertarianism beggars belief.
He offered his thoughts on President Obama, libertarianism and the importance of voting.
1789, "one who holds the doctrine of free will" (opposed to necessitarian), from liberty (q.v.) on model of unitarian, etc. Political sense of "person advocating liberty in thought and conduct" is from 1878. As an adjective by 1882. U.S. Libertarian Party founded in Colorado, 1971.