Fox News predicts surprise ‘hologram of Ronald Reagan’ at RNC

By David Edwards
Wednesday, August 29, 2012 16:03 EDT
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Ronald Reagan speaks at the Republican National Convention
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Fans of former president Ronald Reagan have been trying to revive him for years in the form of zombies, dreams and ghosts — and on Thursday, they may finally get their wish, according to Fox News.

A revised Republican National Committee schedule released Monday showed a mystery “To Be Announced” speaker would take the stage just before Florida Sen. Marco Rubio and nominee Mitt Romney on Thursday night. Even the Romney campaign said that they didn’t know who it would be.

During a Wednesday report, Fox News anchor Trace Gallagher speculated on some of the possibilities. They included Sen. Joe Lieberman (I-CT), former Secretary of State Colin Powell, former First Lady Nancy Reagan, actor Clint Eastwood and NFL quarterback Tim Tebow.

But Gallagher also threw out the name of the former president as potential speaker.

“Maybe a hologram of… Ronald Reagan,” he predicted. “They could do it now with technology. And the word is, maybe they just put Ronald Reagan up on the screen using a little bit of media magic to have Ronald Reagan endorse [Mitt Romney].”

“Is that actually a theory that’s out there?” host Megyn Kelly wondered.

“Yes!” Gallagher replied. “That’s a total theory. They could do it.”

Earlier this year, a hologram of long-dead rapper Tupac Shakur joined Dr. Dre and Snoop Dogg at the Coachella Music Festival in Indio, California.

Watch this video from Fox News’ America Live via Gawker, broadcast Aug. 29, 2012.

David Edwards
David Edwards
David Edwards has served as an editor at Raw Story since 2006. His work can also be found at Crooks & Liars, and he's also been published at The BRAD BLOG. He came to Raw Story after working as a network manager for the state of North Carolina and as as engineer developing enterprise resource planning software. Follow him on Twitter at @DavidEdwards.
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