Pete du Pont (1935-2021)

I just saw this article that Pete du Pont — scion of the family that founded their eponymous chemical company, and two-term governor of Delaware — has died. The article notes:

During an appearance at the Hotel du Pont in downtown Wilmington, where du Pont announced he was abandoning his presidential campaign, he praised an electoral process that gave a shot at the White House to a former small-state governor with unorthodox ideas.

“You’ve given me the opportunity of a lifetime. You listened, you considered and you chose. I could not have asked for any more,” du Pont said. “For in America, we do not promise that everyone wins, only that everyone gets a chance to try.”

That’s class. That’s the type of character we need to see from all our politicians.

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