I think it has to do more with how he handled that situation than his actual political affiliation.
Is it just coincidence the amount of crap Timmy's gotten since making his political affiliation known? I think not.
More than any snub of the presidency or anything, for me it was just a shame how he created this major distraction from what should've been a great day for his teammates.
And honestly, let's keep this thread about him taking a year off and away from politics. There's a thread about Thomas skipping the whitehouse in the political forum, so any discussion of that should go there.
This forum is one of the few safe havens where I don't have to think about that crap.