Eddie Vedder Performs at Obama Fundraiser, Calls Mitt Romney Comments "Upsetting"

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Eddie Vedder clearly thinks you can't find a better man than Barack Obama for President ... or at least that he's a better man for the job than Mitt Romney.

Performing a set of songs at a campaign fundraiser for Obama in South Tampa last night, the Pearl Jam frontman bashed Romney's 47 percent comments.

"It's very upsetting to hear a presidential candidate be so easily dismissive of such a ginormous amount of the population," Vedder told the audience.

Vedder and Obama

Vedder helped raise $1.7 million Thursday for Obama's reelection campaign, playing four songs for the president and 85 guests at a $20,000-per-person dinner.

"I can't say I've ever played that many songs in a suit before," he said of "Rise," "Without You," James Taylor's "Millworker" and Neil Young's "Rockin' in the Free World."

He recalled signing up for a government security guard training program, working the midnight shift and becoming a security supervisor at a petroleum company.

It was this, he said, that made his dreams reality.

"I'm an example of someone who never made it to university," Vedder said. "I did have this dream to be a musician. I felt that this dream had an expiration date."

"It was that job which allowed me to keep affording to guitars and microphones ... For me, it all began with that ability to get the proper training for a decent job."

"It's very upsetting to hear a presidential candidate be so easily dismissive of such a ginormous amount of the population."

Vedder introduced Obama, who thanked him for "for that unbelievable performance but more importantly for that story."

"For you to share that story with us, Eddie, speaks volumes not only about you but about this country," Obama said. That story captures better than anything what this campaign is about and what this country is about."

Jackson Ripley would surely agree ... what about you?

Who are you voting for in November?

 

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@Enlightened. Yup, the liberals have high IQs, especially, the ghetto garbage blacks, the few who don't have a felony conviction, or at least have a phony ID, which will enable them, to vote, the Obama, fraud, back onto office. Clorodefa, why are you voting for Obama? Cuz he black. Any other reason? He gimme muny fur ma 8 keeds.

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@Rob In the past 3 months more people have been added to the Food Stamp rolls than found jobs in this nation! And your point is....WHAT?!?

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@enlightned - another liberal useless college grad working at walmart I'm guessing? Let me enlighten you- THE MEDIA IS ON A BRAINWASHING CAMPAIGN. Thats because they have yet to sway the public. Obama stuck around 50. Bad for Obama. Jimmy Carter had the same false sense of security. The average person realizes that nothing significant will change if Obama stays in and they also know that the public cannot continue to live in chaos. Romney will win big.

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Friday's Gallup poll--It's a dead heat! Nas where's that majority you're talking about?????

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@Nas- to answer your question- YES IS THE ANSWER AND WE ARE ABOUT TO SEE THE PERCENTAGE IN NOVEMBER. ONLY A FOOL WOULD HAVE VOTED FOR HIM TO BEGIN WITH. YOU WILL ALSO SEE CONGRESS CONTINUED TO BE RULED BY REPUBLICANS AND YOU WILL SEE NEAR 50% OF AMERICANS THAT WILL NOT BE APART OF OBAMAS BRAINWASHING! THAT MUCH IM CERTAIN! BE READY FOR 4 MORE YEARS OF THE SAME IF HE WINS!

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Obama is a communist failure and someone tell me what is he going to do about the Middle East. No one is buying the bush rhetoric any longer. 47 million on food stamps! 24 million out of work! Obama does not have a plan! Hiring more fireman and school teachers is not a plan- its an alibi for failure! Redistribution - sounds like legalize theft to me! I did build this bitch! I didn't build it so you could take it! Then again if its yours then why are you not helping me with the rent or taxes? You owe me money if it's part yours! STFU -- Obama communist followers! Go drink more KOOL-Aid

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To all those who are for anti-Obama's re-election,i have one question for you:If Obama wins in november,would it mean that America as a nation is made up of majority fools,since according to you,all those supporting Obama are fools!!

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Roo and allsaints...you're both smoking crack. Only someone with an IQ smaller than their shoe size could possibly vote for Romney..or any Republican criminals for that matter. Yeah man...we're all mindless Obama zombies! Yet...several national IQ studies demonstrate that Democrats and Liberals have IQs that are 30-40% higher than Republicans. Since IQ level is a good measure of how evolved a person is...along with EQ (emotional intelligence quotient) and how compassionate and empathic a person is...it is obvious who the more highly evolved people are here. Only a mindless zombie could vote for an idiot like Romney or Bohener or Michelle Bachman or any of the other regressive, primitive losers in the Republican party.

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Obama and his group cannot govern people. He has failed in this country and he turns his back to the violence in the middle east. We cannot live like this. Gay rights? Get over it! At this rate we will lucky to have a country in one year.

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Upsetting? Only if you're a liberal, and can't handle, any truthful statements, that you can't deal with. Well libs, do what you do best, when you can't deal with life, get stoned. Weak freaking, Obama zombies.

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