The above is the answer to the question, "How do you give an elephant a vasectomy?"
If you would like more detail, RealClearScience's Newton Blog has it here. The headline: "How do you make a raging elephant fire blanks?"
If you're referring to how to perform the same act on a politcial party that uses the elephant as its symbol, the answer is, "Nominate the guy who lost to the guy who lost the last general election." See 2012, 2008 and 1996 for examples.