In the past week, weÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ve all watched the Republican Party throw Tan Nguyen under the bus and distance themselves from NguyenÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s campaign and the illegal letter sent to legal residents.
A certain photo keeps showing up in the Vietnamese press, and I kept hearing about it, but it wasnÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t until last weekend that I finally got my hands on a copy:
The photo shows 8 Republican candidates standing together, and the text of the ad says something about being unitedÃ¢â‚¬â€the exact translation is a little fuzzy for me still, at this time.
One of those candidates is the now famously stupid Tan Nguyen.
This photo, which has now been dubbed by some as Ã¢â‚¬Å“Tan and the 7 dopes,Ã¢â‚¬Â was part of a combined campaign to use synergy to bring success to all of the 8 Vietnamese-American candidates.
These 8 have been standing together in photos; theyÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ve been pooling their money for advertisements; theyÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ve been making joint appearances.
So my question is this: if these 7 have put their names behind Tan Nguyen, and he turns out to be a crook and thug, what (if anything) does it say about them? Should we think less of these 7 because of their previous support for Tan Nguyen?