Entertainment Weekly‘s Ben Svetkey: “If you could be any superhero, which superhero would you be?”
Barack Obama: “I was always into the Spider-Man/Batman model. The guys who have too many powers, like Superman, that always made me think they weren’t really earning their superhero status. It’s a little too easy. Whereas Spider-Man and Batman, they have some inner turmoil. They get knocked around a little bit.”
Svetkey: “For instance, who’s your favorite movie or TV president?”
Obama: You know who was a great movie president? Jeff Bridges in The Contender. That was a great movie president. He was charming and essentially an honorable person, but there was a rogue about him. The way he would order sandwiches — he was good at that.
Svetkey: Is that one of the things you’re looking forward to? Confounding the White House kitchen staff with obscure sandwich requests?
Obama: “Absolutely. I want to test them. I want to see if I can get any sandwich I want.” — from an interview posted on August 6th.