(CNN) – They may disagree about a lot of things - but Sens. John McCain and Barack Obama share an affinity for a certain dark superhero.
In an issue of Entertainment Weekly hitting newsstands Friday, both presumptive nominees reveal their pop culture favorites - and it turns out that both men want to be Batman.
“He does justice sometimes against insurmountable odds,” McCain said of the comic book hero. “And he doesn’t make his good works known to a lot of people.”
For his part, Obama told the magazine he would like to be Batman and Spider Man because “they have some inner turmoil.”
“They get knocked around a little bit,” observed Obama.
Issues of age and race — which have hovered over this year’s presidential campaign - also popped up in the discussion of popular culture.
Asked who was his favorite TV or movie president, McCain praised 24’s David Palmer portrayed by actor Dennis Haysbert. “He’s fabulous,” said McCain. “He’s a guy who makes tough decisions, he takes charge, he’s ready to sacrifice his interest on behalf of the interest of the country.”
Reminded that Palmer portrayed the nation’s first African-American president on the television series, the presumptive Republican nominee said “I hope that I and all Americans can be color-blind about any president.”
But McCain also told the magazine that the new Indiana Jones film was the last movie he’d seen. “I enjoyed that so much. The old guys wins,” said McCain, who will be the oldest president to be elected to a first term in the White House if he wins the general election.