Report from CPAC: "Cheney also drew laughs when he wondered aloud if Rumsfeld may have more influence on Obama than his current advisers. Obama campaigned against the Bush White House's national security policies and yet has continued many of the tactics now that he is in power."
It's one thing when a president gets criticized by his own party's activists for not making a big enough break with the opposing party's policies. Obviously the activists want more action on their issues. But when one of your extreme opponents is making fun of you for sticking so tightly to the policies he instituted when he was in power, it might be time to rethink your approach.