Rantz: There’s only one Kshama Sawant recall result that truly matters

Socialist Seattle City Council firebrand Kshama Sawant faces voters on Dec. 7 for her recall election. There’s only one result that is meaningful when determining the future of Seattle.

If Sawant survives the recall, local media will pretend it would be a huge win for socialists. Not really. That result would make perfect sense. She’s been reelected to her position despite her caustic personality and selfish brand-building. The community knows she’s about Team Sawant and her rigid, dangerous views. They support them. In other words, if she defeats the recall, it’s not instructive — it’s expected.

On the other hand, if Sawant loses? It would send shockwaves through the

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