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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Pakistan is shouting Death to America while Obama sends them money. What will obama do besides trash Romney? Will there no longer be Freedom of speech? Obama you are a failure! You have spent 3 years trashing republicans and you have neglected America.

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With all that is going on with this sick administration it is still hard for me to beleive that ANYONE would actually vote for this communist. You can go back & combine the past 6 presidents and add all the turmoil and you still can't pass the misery of this administration. It is absolutely psychotic. Each & everyday it's something more crazy than the day before. This is a horror film. I don't give 2 shits about pearl jam! Must be the drugs talking with eddie

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OBAMA/BIDEN2012!!!!!!! OH YES WE WILL!!! CHEERS!!*********************

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Oh my god, you've never heard of Eddie Vedder?! ...Pearl Jam?! You must not be from around here.

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Thanks for the kind words trolling it up again your are just as bad you sound silly. How do you think your broken record rants on a gossip site help robme romney. You and your gang of fools are drinking the mormon holy juice i guess.

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@Roo Yeah, you're right. Worst president ever. (Notice I didn't even capitalize "president"?!? With this guy in office NO way!) I'm glad you are posting some common sense amid the stupid troll rhetoric all focused on somebody they are skeered 'n jealous of. Keep up the good work! You make it a worthwhile effort to wade through the commentary "sewage" left by those who don't have the guts to put their real username to it. 9 time?

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Meathead matt you just used chely username your no better .Your polirical rants are like a broken record blah blah blah.

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Can't you talk politics instead of using others user names like Matt or Daina?

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It just blows my mind at the depth of the stupidity of Americans. The more the left talks and the radicals talk on this site the more you narrow it down to one fact! They hate rich WHITE people and anyone that is white and has a dollar more than them... They consider rich! What's even more amazing is that the worst president that ever lived always pulls that " WE STOPPED AL QUEDA" card out and waves it! But- this had nothing to do with embassy attacks? Then Joe Biden at the DNC yells GM is alive and OSAMA BIN LADEN is dead- this was on Sept. 5th! After all that they want to claim a You Tube Video did all that? If you beleive that then you are without a doubt qualified to vote for Obama! Hilliary Clinton knows this is all a lie and she also knows her political career is shot to shit! This terror attack is the ultimate conspiracy! You won't find this info on MSNBC! Obama has made a mockery of this political system! Only a fool would follow him!

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Daina Matt what are you doing i am supposed to be chely connie sucks you have lots of usernames your messing things up. Chely is a dumb nigger you sound to smart to be her. We need to team up the two people we get to vote for robme romney will make a.difference he he he.

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