Very, very good post ................................His birth in Canada is documented, and has never been concealed or denied. Open and honest, I'd say.
His father's and mother's places of birth are, and have always been, known. Open and honest, I'd say.
He acted promptly on the revelation that he held dual citizenship. Open and honest, I'd say.
Some legal scholars have already debated the issue of the existing law as to whether his status was "natural born".
Actually documenting his status as being "natural born" has never really been very important, until he began to gain some profile in the Senate, and people began to see him as a potential candidate in the future. So, I'd hope that if the Consular Report is what is required to confirm that, he has the advisors who will take the appropriate steps to acquire it.
Heck, he may not have even considered that as a freshman Senator he would become as high profile as he has become. In truth, his activity there, it seems, has already made him persona non grata to the "establishment". Much as I admire his boldness, it might still be a stretch to think that he can overcome the establishment to be on a candidate ticket in 2016.
I'd say it's not a matter of "open and honest", it more a matter of proper documentation that was not really any issue until quite recently.
Are we still worried that Obama uses an SS# issued in CT that was previously assigned to someone else who died? Has Obama ever tried to explain how that happened? What about the photoshop evidence on the much-heralded long form birth certificate that was not produced for Obama until quite some time AFTER his first election.
I'm not a "birther", but it's annoying that Cruz would be subjected to more stringent standards than Obama.