Or to put it another way, I hope Democrats (exploding head Democrats excepting) will swing behind Obama sooner than later. Say, for example, June 8th after the last election, rather than August 29th after the Denver Convention.
Once thing for sure, Senator Clinton's chances of winning the nomination are dead and are not going to be resurrected, even though she once said "I have felt the presence of the Holy Spirit on many occasions in my years on this earth".
I am not sure that there has been that much of a change in Senator Obama's support from "from Church-attending voters, toward secular warrior voters".
From the beginning Clinton has been ahead of Obama in the Catholic vote (I wonder if that accounts for the New Hampshire 'surprise').
One of the reasons why Obama did not take a bigger hit from the Wright affair in the tracking polls could be that to many NON church attending voters Wright saying "God damn America" is not much different to all those clerics who say "We are all sinners" - "Sinners go to hell".
I did not see the discussion, but from your snippet you posted you are correct, Gergen sure is disagreeing with Jerome Armstrong.
From the snippet you posted Gergen is saying that Wright damages Obama - nothing about Wright damaging Clinton and the Democratic Party as a whole. Heck, the snippet does not even say that the specific damage to Obama is that it brands him as anti-American.
Thank you for highlighting that Jerome Armstrong wrote nearly one month ago, "That's fall-out from Wright, not against just Obama, but also Clinton, and most likely against the Democratic Party in general. It's branding of Democrats Obama, and Clinton, as anti-American."
I missed it when he wrote that but it is the final bit of information that has enabled me to decide what I think of Jerome Armstrong's character and quality of analysis.