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Election 2008

Contest: Fred Thompson, Natural Wonder

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GOP contender Fred Thompson continues to be hit with the accusation that he isn't campaigning hard enough.

Commentators have described him as "running like a dry creek" and said that following Thompson's presidential effort "is like watching a big bear stand up and try to dance on ice."

Which we think deserves a Fred Thompson Natural Phenomenon Metaphor contest. Guest host Mike Pesca kicks it off with this beauty:

"The Thompson campaign has all the momentum of a frozen brontosaurus."

People, I'm holding out for better.