FILE – In this Oct. 19, 2012, file photo provided by Livestrong, Lance Armstrong speaks in Austin, Texas, at the 15th anniversary celebration of Livestrong. "The mission is bigger than

 

              FILE – In this Oct. 19, 2012, file photo provided by Livestrong, Lance Armstrong speaks in Austin, Texas, at the 15th anniversary celebration of Livestrong. "The mission is bigger than
FILE – In this Oct. 19, 2012, file photo provided by Livestrong, Lance Armstrong speaks in Austin, Texas, at the 15th anniversary celebration of Livestrong. "The mission is bigger than me. It's bigger than any individual," Armstrong told the gathering at the cancer-fighting charity he founded. As a society how do we explain conflicted feelings about Armstrong? Well after the famed cancer-beating cyclist admitted lying about doping, he remains a hero to many cancer survivors, a villain to many athletes, and a puzzle to many others. In such realms, our good-and-evil notions have blurred and become more subtle. But how can the nation bring that sensibility to politics, where the stakes arguably higher? (AP Photo/Livestrong, Elizabeth Kreutz, File)