(BREITBART) Richard Viguerie, one of the godfathers of the modern conservative movement, attacked the Republican establishment and urged conservatives and Tea Party activists to focus on primaries in 2014 and 2016 to win the battle for the heart and soul of the party. He said this fight is of more importance right now than the battle with Democrats.
Speaking at The New York Meeting on Monday, Viguerie, who pioneered direct mail and has sent over seven billion pieces and counting, said direct mail "enabled conservatives to bypass the mainstream media for the first time and connect with Americans."
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Viguerie, who most recently wrote, Takeover: Winning the 100-year war for the soul of the GOP and how conservatives can finally win it, said he refers to himself as "003" because no movement conservative has been active at the national level longer than himself besides Lee Edwards at the Heritage Foundation and Phyllis Schlafly.