Political Honesty

Which is worse? Evasion and lying about indiscretion or evasion and denial of flip flops?

Why can't politicians do honest assessments of their personal histories and prepare for the obvious questions. Ok, maybe Cain didn't think anyone would mention the sexual affair in his past and moments of sexual harassment. I don't know why people go into a Presidential race thinking anything will escape the scrutiny of two years of campaigning.

But, Romney must have known he'd be asked about his changes in policy positions. He had to. The thing to do would be to plan a frank admission that "I've grown and learned. If my opinions have changed, then it only proves that humans change." I think people can accept that better than a denial that he ever had a particular opinion framed by a clipping showing him stating exactly that position.