Currently in his sixth term in the Senate, Biden has served for the sixth-longest period among current senators (fourth among Democrats) and is Delaware's longest-serving senator. He is the chairman of the Foreign Relations Committee in the 110th Congress. Biden has served in that position in the past, and he has served as chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee.
Biden unsuccessfully sought the Democratic Party's presidential nomination in 1988. He again ran in 2008, but withdrew after the caucuses in Iowa on January 3, 2008. Obama announced Biden as his running mate two days before the beginning of the 2008 Democratic National Convention, where the nominations of Obama and Biden are expected to be ratified.
If elected, Biden would be the first Roman Catholic vice president and the first vice president from Delaware.
And even more interesting:
In 1987, Joe Biden ran as a Democratic presidential candidate,.....
Then in September 1987, the campaign ran into serious trouble when he was accused of plagiarizing a speech by Neil Kinnock, then-leader of the British Labour Party. Though Biden had correctly credited the original author in all speeches but one, the one where he failed to make mention of the originator was caught on video.
Within days, it was also discovered that as a first-year law student at Syracuse Law School, Biden had plagiarized a law review article in a class paper he wrote.
More than your typical Dem? Not only does he let others do for him but he steals it.