We’re not the only ones who thought Democratic challenger Levi Tillemann’s mace-in-the-face commercial was a crazy campaign stunt and a weak idea for school safety.

Gun control enthusiasts with “Safe Campus Colorado” aren’t event taking it seriously. Their co-founder called it “a mad-cap stunt.”

The Colorado Education Association says it’s a waste of money. Instead, the teacher’s union wants mental health support in schools. In a broad sense, that’s a better idea.

Tillemann, who is challenging Jason Crow in the Democratic primary to face U.S. Rep. Mike Coffman, is standing by his mace can and says he and his “team” considered dogs in school to sniff out gunpowder and stop shooters.

“This was the best solution that we could come up with.”

Click here to see our report of Tillemann’s desperate ploy for voter attention.

These political stunts seem to run in Democratic Circles. The Denver Post reminds us that Lt. Gov. Donna Lynne, a gubernatorial candidate, turned her latest tattoo parlor experience into an ad for governor during this silly season.

And, Hick once jumped out of an airplane in an effort to raise taxes.

All solid examples of how candidates behave when they are out of ideas on how to govern.