On Saturday Ted Cruz calmly but thoroughly blasted his top two rivals for the Iowa Caucus crown, Donald Trump and Marco Rubio during a presser.

The words. He forgot to mince them.

That was an unleashing. He drew clear lines, and some blood, in highlighting what he sees as the choice the voters have to make in Iowa. Trump is a socialist, he says. Rubio is pro-amnesty, he claims.

That’s beast mode. That’s primary season. 12 candidates enter. One candidate leads.

Via Donald Douglas at American Power.