I know that there are a lot of Trump threads, but I thought this was really telling. I live about 15 min's from RU and this part of the state is pretty conservative - even Romney won everything this side of Richmond except for Roanoke and Blacksburg. RADFORD (WSLS 10) – Donald Trump’s upcoming rally at Radford University caused students on both political sides to speak up. Some students and graduates are obtaining as many of the free tickets as they can, with no plans to attend or give the tickets away. They said empty seats will send a message to Trump. Others are planning a “read-in” where they sit in the rally but read a book the entire time. http://wsls.com/2016/02/25/radford-university-divided-on-donald-trumps-upcoming-visit/ Some are pretty upset at the plan - evidently a lot of tickets were taken up by students planning to skip the event.