No news to any political observer is the fact that U. S. Communists, though equipped with a Presidential candidate of their own, are this year hoping & praying for the re-election of Franklin Roosevelt. Their declaration for him has been delivered obliquely in the form of statements by Nominee Earl Browder and other Red leaders that the No. 1 Communist objective in the current campaign is to "defeat the Landon-Hearst-Liberty League reaction" (TIME, July 6). That objective stemmed from a shift in Communist world strategy decided at Moscow last year. Reds...

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