Desperate to stand out from being just another white guy running for president, John Hickenlooper has taken a desperate and risky gamble for public attention by advocating for legalized prostitution.

“There are a lot of arguments, and I think they’re worth taking into serious consideration, that legalizing prostitution and regulating where there are norms and protections” should be explored, he said, according to The Associated Press.

Maybe he missed the memo, but prostitution isn’t just a bunch of convention-goers getting lucky in the hotel lobby.

Prostitution across the nation has become a sex trafficking scandal that victimizes young women, immigrants, children and even family members.

Legalizing cat houses nationwide completely ignores this problem. Instead of pandering to a bunch of horny Democrats, Hick should put a little more thought into ideas he is now bandying about on a national stage.