Language guy Mark Peters writes in the Boston Globe about "-mentum," the political suffix du jour, especially in reference to Barack Obama:
Perhaps it bodes well for Barack Obama that his momentum has so many names: Barack-mentum, Mo-bama-mentum, Obama-mentum, Obama-rama-mentum, Oba-mentum, and O-mentum have all been used. O-mentum is a particularly delicious word: it rhymes with momentum, while bringing to mind Oprah, Obama's most famous supporter.
Earlier coinages have included Joementum (during the momentum-challenged 2004 Joe Lieberman presidential campaign) and Met-mentum, seen in New York in 2000.
Peters speculates that no-mentum, used as candidates drop out of the race,"may be a word with a future, since it could be applied to so many subjects besides politics. And a new, less catchy, addition to the -mentum lexicon emerged recently when no-mentum gained a semi-synonym: mutnemom, or reverse momentum, which Slate blogger Mickey Kaus coined to describe Hillary Clinton's sudden deceleration."
There's also faux-mentum, as in "nothing going on after all."
Thinking about -mentum got my name-mentum going. How about...
D'oh!mentum: Homer Simpson can't stop doing one stupid thing after another.
Eskimomentum: Global warming accelerates; Aleuts and Inuits step up their protests.
MoMAmentum: Museum fundraising exceeds goals!
Pianissimomentum: It's growing, but very, very quietly.
Mentosmentum: Ten million people want to see an eruption caused by dropping a lot of candy into a lot of Coke.
Yo-mentum: Use of a a gender-neutral pronoun first heard in Baltimore catches on nationwide.
Hey, it's monumentumous!