Ronnie Dunn is best known as a singer/songwriter but he’s also outspoken about his political beliefs. His single “Cost of Livin’” reflects his thoughts on America’s current economic climate. As the November elections grow closer, Ronnie is vocal on his thoughts on both presidential candidates — as he was in 2004 as a support of President George W. Bush’s re-election.
But just because he voted for the Republican Party in 2004 doesn’t make him a Republican. His vote went to the Democratic nominee in 2008. “It’ll kill me,” he said in a recent New York Times interview, admitting many of his fans will disagree with him. “I was initially attracted to Obama’s charisma. Now I would say charisma does not an effective leader make.”
While Ronnie may not be firmly in the Obama camp this time, he’s not a fan of Mitt Romney either. “Romney, I’m afraid, there’s a voice going back in my mind: ‘Is this another cold, play-by-numbers C.E.O. type stepping into American Inc. USA?’” he said.
Ronnie is still on the fence about where his vote will go this election year, but he’s been vocal about his thoughts on everything from the recent National Conventions to his stance on several political issues on his Facebook page. He’s been interacting with fans and encouraging them to listen, learn and voice their opinions.
“Reading through your comments and seeing a show of passion for our country, here, despite party preference,” he wrote on his Facebook page recently. “It shows that this group of Americans are paying attention.”
Fans can read Ronnie’s full interview with the New York Times HERE.