Emotions are dangerously underrated in today's political discourse.
Now, I realize that you'll view this with a negative perspective. Some of it may be emotional, but I imagine it's in large part very logical. Something on the line of "emotion clouds judgment" or "logic and emotions don't mix."
On the surface, both of those seem true, but I ultimately disagree with both of those. And I will use logic to support my claim, because emotion and reason indeed mix, and we must use them together if we are to have a society worth living in.
First, think about something you hold dear. Maybe it's people, like family or friends. Maybe it's a concept, like freedom. Maybe it's something material, like food or money. Whatever it is, why do you want it? If you want it for an indirect reason (for example, you value family because that's what family should do), think about why you value that indirect reason.
You'll quickly come to the conclusion that it's just good. There really isn't a fully logical reason for it, but rather a sense of emotion at the end.
So ultimately, emotion doesn't cloud judgment, but rather determine it. That's the purpose of judgments. We don't make judgments because of some physical or logical constants, but instead our emotional response to those things.
This doesn't mean that logic is useless, though. Logic is a useful and powerful tool, but it should be used as a tool to serve the emotions that you hold dear.
Emotion and logic are necessary combination. Logic without emotion can help maximize whatever we decide to maximize, without really knowing why we want more of it. We end up living in a society with so much, yet so little to offer.