While I wasn't against the idea of a "woman as President show" it seemed difficult that ANY show about the President would fall flat while West Wing was still airing.
No surprises here: flat tire.
Sure the villainous Donald Sutherland is a great character. I'll even go as far as saying Geena Davis looks to be strong enough to pull of the role. The problem is that no one else is any good or even interesting.
I realize (many hours of TV knowledge here) that shows build a following and that with the subject matter (woman in power) it will remain a hot show for a while. That said, plenty of good shows with good topics and characters (Bring back Joan of Arcadia!) are cancelled and if it were my network, I'd look for something else to run against House because this is the last episode I watch.