The role of "supportive spouse" is one many claim. Fewer stand out as shining examples. Doug Emhoff, husband of US Vice President Kamala Harris, appears to be a stand out.
One stand-out trait we often see in supportive spouses is self-confidence. And Mr. Emoff appears to possess it in spades.
The Second Gentleman is not the first Vice President's spouse to be an attorney. That was Marilyn Quayle. He's not the first Vice President's spouse to pursue his career, albeit a scaled back one, while his spouse holds office; others have already paved that path. But he is the first man in the United States to be married to the Vice President.
Emhoff recently said, "I understand I am the first gentleman to hold this role, and I certainly do not want to be the last. So I do want to set an example for those in the future who can look back at the way I've approached it, and hopefully that will help them as well." In terms of providing new and unique role models for our children, and ourselves, the Harris-Emhoff team has delivered.
Regardless of your political opinons, feelings and dealings, many are likely to agree that the first Second Gentleman is likely to set a valuable example that others will consider in the future.