Sorry, no Ronald Reagan hologram at the RNC

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In this July 17, 1980, file photo, Republican presidential candidate Ronald Reagan stands before a cheering Republican National Convention in Detroit’s Joe Louis Arena. | File

What do Ronald Reagan and Tupac have in common? Right, they both won’t be at the Republican National Convention tonight. Not even as holograms.

Yahoo News reports that plans to apparently up the energy level of the RNC by having a hologram Regan speak in the closing night have not come to pass.

OK, it was never “officially” planned for the convention, but still . . .

It wasn’t officially going to be part of the convention, Tony Reynolds, founder of crowdsourcing website A KickIn Crowd, told Yahoo News in a phone interview Thursday. It was going to be outside of the convention at the Lakeland Center.

Why introduce Reagan? Isn’t there enough firepower in the big tent this week? Well, Paul Ryan aside, maybe not . . .

At the time he hadn’t chosen Paul Ryan, so I think they were a little worried about his energy, Reynolds said. Even in a hologram form I think Reagan’s going to beat a lot of people in terms of communicating.

Of course, maybe it was all just a joke to begin with. You could always ask the Twitter incarnation of hologram Reagan:

What will the Ohio native Reynolds do in the wake of this letdown? Help Urban Meyer settle in at Ohio State, of course.

What would a Reagan hologram have looked like? Just ask Tupac.

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