Eddie Vedder

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Eddie Vedder obviously thinks Barack Obama is the better man when it comes to who should win the next presidential election.

After performing a series of songs at a campaign fundraiser for the current U.S. commander in chief in South Tampa on Thursday, the Pearl Jam frontman followed up by taking a swipe at Mitt Romney over his 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 crowd, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

The singer went on to recall how, as a struggling musician, a government security guard training program led to employment at a petroleum company.

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

Vedder then proceeded to introduce the man of the hour himself.

"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."

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