Oh boy. So before it was confirmed that the top secret speaker making an appearance tonight at the Republican National Convention was Clint Eastwood, there were plenty of guesses be bandied about regarding who it might be. Among the most ludicrous of the ideas (or at least, so we thought at the time), was that a hologram version of Ronald Reagan would take the stage, a la Tupac’s performance at this year’s Coachella Festival. But apparently hologram Reagan isn’t the stuff of fantasy. He is real.
Yahoo! News is reporting that there are plans for a hologram projection of the former president currently in the works. Specifically, a man named Tony Reynolds, founder of A Kick In Crowd, has “obtained rights to a Reagan speech discussing small businesses and plans to use the hologram to promote the Jumpstart Our Business (JOBS) ACT.”
Reynolds told Yahoo! News that while there had been talk of having the hologram make his debut at the RNC, some Republicans worried that he would steal Mitt Romney’s thunder. “At the time he hadn’t chosen Paul Ryan, so I think they were a little worried about [Romney’s] energy,” he explained. “Even in a hologram form I think Reagan’s going to beat a lot of people in terms of communicating.” You can’t make stuff this good up. We don’t know about you, but we can’t wait to hear what Jon Stewart has to say about this!