U.S President Joe Biden ran for the 1988 Democratic presidential nomination, which he withdrew from due to an incident of plagiarism.
Joe Biden first ran for Democratic presidential nomination in 1988 but withdrew his bid after being accused of plagiarism. Biden quoted parts of British Labour Party leader Neil Kinnock's speech while delivering the Democratic Presidential Primary's closing remarks without crediting Kinnock. Biden claimed to have forgotten to attribute Kinnock. Nevertheless, he backed out of the race after this incident.
In 2008 he ran again for President against former President Barrack Obama. Biden dropped out after securing only 1 percent delegates in the Iowa Democratic caucuses and later became Obama's running mate. Obama and Biden defeated their Republican opponents, John McCain and Sarah Palin, becoming the President and Vice- President of the United States, respectively.