*Jacquelyn Brittany was an unlikely choice to provide the first formal nomination of former Vice President Joe Biden for president. But the modest security guard’s presence during the the Democratic National Convention on Tuesday evening became a showcase moment — and allowed the Democratic Party to effectively present its favorite populist narrative about itself.
Jacquelyn Brittany, 31 — who has requested to be identified by only her first and middle names — appeared in a short but compelling video in which she nominated Biden to the ticket. And her appearance as a Black woman in a shirt and tie subtly delivered a message that Biden has been trying to capitalize on since the beginning of his campaign: that he is truly a man of all the people, and thus an effective counter to Trump’s exclusionary brand of populism.
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