The absolute top takeaway from ‘House of Cards’

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I’ve been meaning to say this from the first time a fellow political operative insisted to me how much they thought their life was similar to Frank Underwood’s or some other character from House of Cards

If you have to tell someone which character from House of Cards you are just SOOOOO similar to, YOU ARE NOT LIKE THAT CHARACTER.

Just because you are  State Representative from Florida, this does not make you like Underwood’s Majority Whip figure, with his pulse on the presidency. 

Just because you are a junior Capitol Bureau reporter in Tallahassee, this does not make you Zoe Barnes.

You are not Congressman Peter Russo. You are not Remy Danton. You are not Doug Stamper.

At best, the most any of us can hope for is to be Reg. E. Cathy’s character — you know, the guy with the damn good rib joint. 



Peter Schorsch is the President of Extensive Enterprises and is the publisher of some of Florida’s most influential new media websites, including,,, and Sunburn, the morning read of what’s hot in Florida politics. SaintPetersBlog has for three years running been ranked by the Washington Post as the best state-based blog in Florida. In addition to his publishing efforts, Peter is a political consultant to several of the state’s largest governmental affairs and public relations firms. Peter lives in St. Petersburg with his wife, Michelle, and their daughter, Ella.