A media frenzy.
From the press release: "Chancellor Jerry Falwell, Jr. (pictured, right) announced today that Gov. Mitt Romney will address Liberty University graduates at the 2012 Commencement ceremony to be held at 10 a.m. on Saturday, May 12, at Arthur L. Williams Stadium.
'We are delighted that Governor Romney will join us to celebrate Commencement with Liberty’s 2012 graduates,' said Liberty Chancellor Jerry Falwell, Jr. "This will be a historic event for Liberty University reminiscent of the visits of Governor, and then presidential candidate, Ronald Reagan to Liberty’s campus in 1980 and of President George H.W. Bush who spoke at Liberty’s 1990 Commencement ceremony.' ”
Pretty crafty move on LU and Mitt's part.
Update: It turns that many Liberty students have complained about this graduation speaker.