It’s after Labor Day, which means goodbye to white shoes and hello to the high gear for campaign season. As we turn our attention from last week's Republican National Convention, and much-ridiculed speeches from VP nominee Paul Ryan and presidential hopeful Mitt Romney, to the Democratic National Convention this week, it is prime time for candidates on both sides of the aisle to start making campaign promises they have no intention of fulfilling.

Most of these will be garden variety pandering: No new taxes12 million new jobs, that kind of thing. But some will be truly crazy, outlandish, or bizarre, and in their lunacy will illustrate just how silly this whole process of ours can be sometimes. So it is in honor of these latter that we present the 15 craziest politician campaign promises in American politics.

Written by Adam Martin (@ghostofkelor)