Nichi Vendola is currently the governor of Apulia. The one who is called the “white Obama" could gain elections. Even if Berlusconi thinks the opposite because the Catholic church of Italy will never want a gay man as chief, the fact is that the campaign of Vendola is for the moment a success.
And who knows? Will the Catholic church support Berlusconi who invited and paid teenagers to dance and perhaps more during his parties or will it support a gay candidate?