Facing a drubbing in the polls serious enough to affect his long-term future, [Tony Blair's] strategists apparently believed it was time to address the awkward question of why the electorate is angry with the Prime Minister. The conclusion reached by the planning group, which included Matthew Taylor, his senior policy adviser, and political secretary Ruth Turner, however appears to have been a surprise. “They basically said people were angry with Tony because they love him so much, and are angry because they think he might go”
Which reminded me of an exchange from this…
Audience: Boo! Boo!
Burns: Smithers…are they booing me?
Smithers: Uh, no, they’re saying “Boo-urns! Boo-urns!”