A "House Of Cards": Too Structurally Sound For Accurate Metaphor

 

How planning and machinations turn out in the real political world:

 

How the GOP Sabotaged Marco Rubio, the Man Who Was Once Its Savior
http://nymag.com/daily/intelligencer/2014/02/how-the-gop-sabotaged-marco-rubio.html

 

The Rubio Plan sounded awfully appealing to Republicans, not least of them Rubio himself, who set about constructing the fund-raising and advisory apparatus of a top-tier presidential contender. For a few months, the plan proceeded to near perfection. Then everything started falling apart, and it has kept falling apart ever since.