When Barack Obama enters the House chamber tonight to deliver his State of the Union Address, he’ll have to encounter a lot of Members he probably holds in minimum high regard, and will struggle to transcend the partisanship that has gripped Congress so tightly.

Betcha he wishes he could appear like this:

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That is a giant hologram image of Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan, which appeared at a rally of his Justice and Development Party in Izmir on Sunday.

Might this be the wave of the future when it comes to speechifying?

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Ed Kilgore

Ed Kilgore is a political columnist for New York and managing editor at the Democratic Strategist website. He was a contributing writer at the Washington Monthly from January 2012 until November 2015, and was the principal contributor to the Political Animal blog.