NCPA Commentaries by Pete du Pont

Pete du Pont served for many years on the NCPA Board of Directors, first as policy chair and then as chairman of the board, in addition to his current service on the NCPA’s Emeritus Board of Directors.  He also wrote a regular column for, the online news service of The Wall St. Journal for many years.

Pete du Pont has served as Governor of Delaware, U.S. Congressman (R-DE), and former candidate for President of the United States (1988). Gov. du Pont formerly hosted a nationally-syndicated radio commentary and appeared on several editions of the PBS Firing Line debates with William F. Buckley, Jr.

  • Sep 04, 2012

    Steer Clear of the Cliff

    How to avoid imminent fiscal disaster and long-term decline.

    The Wall Street Journal: Defense cuts and tax increases are two primary factors that will determine the election outcome, says NCPA Board Chairman Pete du Pont.

  • Jul 29, 2012

    Will America Abandon 'Hope'?

    As the election approaches, most voters think the country is on the wrong track.

    The Wall Street Journal: Economic indicators are likely to determine whether President Obama wins re-election, says NCPA Chairman Pete du Pont.

  • Jun 27, 2012

    Class Struggle

    On education, there are big differences between Obama and Romney.

    The Wall Street Journal: NCPA Chairman Pete du Pont says Romney’s pro-student plan to allow school choice beats Obama’s pro-union education plan.

  • May 28, 2012

    Four More Years?

    If you think the first Obama term has been bad, just wait.

    The Wall Street Journal: NCPA Board Chairman Pete du Pont on the economic impact of policy changes implemented under the Obama administration.

  • Apr 29, 2012

    A Choice, Not an Echo

    There are big differences between Barack Obama and Mitt Romney

    The Wall Street Journal: Pete du Pont on differences between President Obama and presidential hopeful Mitt Romney.

  • Mar 29, 2012

    The Anti-Energy President

    He really meant it when he said prices would "skyrocket."

    The Wall Street Journal: Governor Pete du Pont weighs in on President Obama’s energy policies and their negative implications for America.

  • Feb 29, 2012

    The Dependency Crisis

    More Americans live off government, and the Obama administration is encouraging the trend

    The Wall Street Journal: NCPA Chairman Pete du Pont on the rise of dependency on federal government under the Obama administration.

  • Jan 31, 2012

    The Pros and Cons of Hillary

    Why she might want to run for vice president—and why she might not.

    The Wall Street Journal: NCPA Chairman Pete du Pont weighs in on the likelihood of Secretary of State Hillary Clinton running for vice-president next year.

  • Dec 27, 2011

    President Obama's Slip

    NCPA chairman and former presidential candidate Pete du Pont explains what President Obama’s slip in the polls means to the GOP hopefuls.

    Wall Street Journal – NCPA Chairman Pete du Pont talks GOP election prospects for 2012.

  • Nov 25, 2011

    Bye Bye Biden?

    Why Obama may be eyeing Mrs. Clinton for the 2012 ticket.

    Wall Street Journal: NCPA Board Chairman Pete du Pont weighs in on the President’s re-election bid if he bumps Biden for Clinton on the ballot.