If you don't love George Clooney and Ryan Gosling, there is something wrong with you.
The Ides of March is very much your typical political thriller with a very cliche story. But when you've got Clooney and Gosling, you don't care about the cliches.
I'd vote for George Clooney for President. And really it's more Gosling's movie than his - that kid's going places. Check it out for a matinee or once it's on TV - definitely worth a watch, but it's not groundbreaking or anything.