Ever since the Obama Girl declared late last year that she has a crush on Obama, we've felt a certain freedom to admit that Barack Obama is hot. I mean, who among us doesn't want to be that baby? Unfortunately, Senator Obama's allure keeps people from noticing many of the other crush-worthy objects of our collective affection (besides Reggie Love, who I covered in depth but who never accepted my Facebook friendship invite, so he is dead to me). After the jump are ten other political crushes from this long and arduous campaign season.David AxelrodRole:Chief Strategist for Barack ObamaAge: 53 Marital Status: Married Why We Love Him: Maybe it's due to Daddy issues, but you can't count the man out just because he's old enough to be yours. He is the guy who has the most to do with getting Obama elected. He's a brilliant strategist, the least annoying campaign spin-meister and anyone who is ready, willing and eager to role out a 50-state strategy to see where Obama's message will work the best isn't just going to stick to the obvious erogenous zones in the sack.
Kevin MaddenRole: Former Romney spokesman, current lobbyist and talking head Age:36, give or takeMarital Status:Sports a ringWhy We Love Him: There's no denying he's pretty. So, shh, baby, stop screwing it up.
Chuck ToddRole: Political Director, NBC News Age: Anonymous internet types say 36, and his first listed job (in 1996) would track. Marital Status: Married Why We Love Him: Smart without being condescending, annoyed by his nickname "Chucky T" without being a dick about it, Chuck makes us think back to Revenge of the Nerds and why it is that nerds are all really good in bed. Supposedly.
Tina FeyRole: Comic genius, goddess Age: 37 Marital Status: Married Why We Love Her: From her spot-on imitation of Sarah Palin to her desire to leave the planet if she's elected, how can you not think you'd kiss this girl and like it?
Nate SilverRole:Statistical genius, proprietor of web polling sensation FiveThirtyEight.comAge: 30 Marital Status:No ring in the picture... Why We Love Him: See: nerds, Chuck Todd, cute glasses, plus, he loves baseball.
Chris MatthewsRole: Host, Hardball with Chris MatthewsAge: 62 Marital Status: Married Why We Love Him:Jessica has covered this before, but sometimes it is just sexy to watch a man get his rant on, even if you know he can be kind of a pig. Also, tell me that when he talked about that shiver that went up his leg listening to Obama you didn't think about his cock.
Rachel MaddowRole: Host of eponymous MSNBC and Air America shows. Age: 35 Marital Status: Partnered Why We Love Her: Smart, gorgeous, funny, self-deprecating: what's not to love, really? Even my hyper-Republican ex watches her show and likes it. Many, many women are gay for Rachel.
Jack McCainRole: John McCain's son Age: 22 Marital Status: Single Why We Love Him:Mostly because he's hot and not very talkative. Who didn't fuck this guy in college, really? The great thing about doing it when you're older is that it totally changes the power dynamic and that's hot on all its own.