Clinton asks Poehler: What kind of president would Leslie Knope be?

Posted at 2:21 PM, May 03, 2016
and last updated 2016-05-03 16:21:30-04
By Julia Manchester


WASHINGTON (CNN) — Hillary Clinton is invoking a well-known — if fictional — Indiana personality ahead of Tuesday’s primary.

The Democratic presidential front-runner and actress Amy Poehler are encouraging Indiana voters to get out and vote in a “Parks and Recreation”-themed video.

In the video, which the candidate posted on Twitter, Clinton asks Poehler, who starred on the show as eager Indiana politician Leslie Knope, what kind of president she thought her character would be.

“Oh my god, she would run out of gas really fast. I think she’d go full speed ahead,” said Poehler, who impersonated Clinton for years on “Saturday Night Live.” “She’d make a lot of change really fast, and then I think she’d have to take like a month nap.”

Clinton is bracing for a tight race — and a potential loss — to Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders in Indiana. The Clinton campaign is already lowering expectations about its prospects in a state that won’t change the contours of the Democratic race.