Queer political activists have an alarming tendency to speak of having fallen in love with politicians. As a predictable (to everyone except them) result, their one-sided love affair clouds their judgment and blinds them to those politicians' flaws.
Also, this is yet another example of the sort of anti-rationalism that our enemies can easily turn against us. Which president won reelection because voters saw him as the sort of person with whom they'd have a beer, and how much of a friend to us was he?
Finally, how often does anyone complain that American political culture is too rationalist?