"When placed in command - take charge." - Norman Schwarzkopf
One of my issues with George W. Bush during his presidency is that I have never felt like he had taken charge. I have always had the nagging feeling this is a Cheney-Rumsfeld presidency.
When I hear Bush talk, I don't imagine him as a "take charge" leader. He reminds me more of a friendly pastor than a president.
When I hear Cheney or Rumsfeld talk, I can easily picture them in charge.
Mind you, I don't hate Bush, nor would I call this a failed presidency. But ask me again in ten years.