"Ron is older than my father, far less toxic than Santorum, and, as he isn't beloved of religious conservatives, he isn't out there stoking the hatreds of our social and political enemies. And Ron may not like gay people, and may not want to hang out with us or use our toilets, but he's content to leave us the fuck alone and recognizes that gay citizens are entitled to the same rights as all other citizens. Santorum, on the other hand, believes that his bigotry must be given the force of law. That's an important difference."
It reminds me of Harry Truman. His private writing shows he shared a lot of the generic antisemitism of his time. But he still was willing to give his business partner Edward Jacobson a fair hearing on why he should approve a Jewish state.