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During the 2002 Maryland gubernatorial primary, two candidates were advocating a monorail system (“The Little Monorail That Could,” 3/7) as a solution to the traffic problems facing the area.

Ross Pierpont was the Republican candidate, Robert Fustero the Democratic. Both candidates were pretty much ignored by the media, because everyone was caught up in the Kennedy mystique (Kathleen Kennedy Townsend, Robert Kennedy’s daughter) and the salvation of the Republican Party, Robert Ehrlich.

Perhaps if the media had paid more attention to some of the lesser-known candidates, the citizens of Maryland and the Metro area would have a monorail in the works, a solution to the deficits, and a viable health-insurance program for all.

Oh well. We can only dream—and wonder, What if…?

Silver Spring, Md.