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  posted on 8/14/2008 at 03:48 AM
LOS ANGELES, Calif. -- Presidential candidates Barack Obama and John McCain differ on most of the issues - and the divide continues when it comes to the world of pop-culture.

Entertainment Weekly asked both candidates where they stood on important issues like favorite TV show, best super hero and favorite onscreen Commander In Chief.

When it comes to masked heroes of justice, Obama prefers the web-slinging Spiderman while McCain is partial to the cave-dwelling Batman, EW reported.

As for their iPods, they both have a varied musical palate.

"My staff teases me about how eclectic my tastes are. I've got Frank Sinatra, I've got Sheryl Crow, I've got John Coltrane, I've got Bob Dylan. There's Javanese flute music, African dance music, a lot of R&B,'' Obama told the mag.

McCain, on the other hand, admits to having a little disco on his MP3 player.

"Yes, I have to give a straight-talk answer," He said when asked if he listened to disco super group ABBA. "I'm also a Roy Orbison fan and a Linda Ronstadt fan. But I like Usher, too."

When it comes time to sit on the couch and catch up on their DVRs, the candidates differ yet again. Obama prefers shows he grew up watching like "M*A*S*H" and "The Dick Van Dyke Show." While McCain prefers edgier TV like "Curb Your Enthusiasm," "Dexter" and "The Wire."

One area where the candidates shared some common ground was the first movie they saw in the theater, with both senators seeing heartfelt animals films.

"One of the first was 'Born Free'. I think I may have teared up at the end when they release [the lioness] Elsa. I couldn't have been more than four or five,'' Obama said.

It was tears and critters for McCain too - whose first movie was "Bambi."

"When his mother was killed. Oh, yeah, I cried,'' McCain admitted.

And possibly the most important question asked of the candidates was about the job they are both running for. So who was their favorite fictional President?

Jeff Bridges in "The Contender," Obama told the mag. ''He was charming and essentially an honorable person, but there was a rogue about him.''

Again, McCain skewed more modern, preferring Dennis Haysbert in "24."

''He's fabulous. 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," he told EW. "My least favorite is the one [on '24'] that got stabbed by his ex-wife.''

 

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  posted on 8/14/2008 at 09:00 AM
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  posted on 8/14/2008 at 11:58 AM
I bet both their mailboxes will be filling up with music since this article.

 

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