Between the smoking ruins of U.S. foreign policy and the steaming mess of the Maryland health insurance exchange, Hillary Clinton's and Maryland Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown's leading positions in polls of Democratic primary voters seem to suggest that failure, inefficiency and managerial incompetence are now the required and most desirable characteristics for appealing to Democratic voters ("Brown leads Democrats in governor's race, but many undecided," Feb. 15).

Civic duty compels me to point out that, based on these criteria, Democrats may be selling themselves short by not fielding U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius, whose abject failure in implementing Obamacare should make her even more desirable to Democratic voters than Ms. Clinton.

J. Christoph Amberger, Towson

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