It's not a GOP rally, it's the circus!

It looked like the ultimate GOP rally on Constitution Avenue and 3rd Streets, NW Tuesday afternoon, as a row of elephants marched down the street towards the Verizon Center and stopped in front of the Capitol and waved to the tourists.

But it wasn't a political rally. The elephants were courtesy Ringling Bros. Barnum and Bailey Circus, which strode into town today for a three week-long run in D.C. and Va.

Perhaps out of sensitivity when visiting a bipartisan town, the elephants were followed up by a few miniature horses and some of the full-size show ponies, but no actual donkeys.