My assessment of how all this will work out for churches, clergy and religion in the US is pretty much the same if His Excellency is reelected as written by the priest.
One further thing, if he is reelected, I firmly believe within those four years a shooting revolution will happen in the US. Frankly, one of the Russian futurists speculated the US will end up in a civil revolt as early as 2012, so perhaps he was off by a year or four, who knows. There are so many irons in the fire now, church state controversy, Universal Health Plans, the economy, unemployment, hidden inflaton, run away debt, less than functional education, racial uprest, illegal aliens and a man child who sees himself as king and master manipulator compounded by the fact he may not even be eligible for the office are one too many fuses leading to the powder keg.
You need to consider that the pope is a servant to the universal church. This is an American problem and for that, we have local bishops to address the problem. Some of those bishops are also members of the College of Cardinals; hence, they bear a greater responsibility to speak on behalf of the Catholic Church in America.
However, to your credit, I can't help but think of the recent situation in Spain. Following terrorist bombings in Madrid and other cities, the citizens of Spain elected a Socialist government. Like Obama's administration, it proved to be oppressive, especially against the Catholic Church. Subsequently, the pope made two visits to Spain, the most recent one being last August, to attend World Youth Day. Those two visits proved to be sufficient to 'wake up' the sleeping catholics who then voted out the socialists in the most recent election. Let us pray that the American catholics can rise up this year and follow the example of their Spanish counterparts.