This could almost use a remake. Its central premise of an entertainer running for president and winning much to everybody's surprise was clever and damn near prescient. Though Williams' character is more of a positive figure, it's similar to the ugly reality America faced over the last four years. But it eventually takes a hard right turn when it turns into a conspiracy thriller about faulty voting machines.
So instead of a unique censurious take on the two party system, it's a half baked imitation of a 70s conspiracy thriller. They could have gone in any direction and chose one of the strangest, yet most uninspired.