He could have politely thanked him without praising him like he did.
This was a huge mistake and will likely lose at least one percentage point for Romney.
There are still alot o really dumb people out there who make their decisions purely on emotion.
And is anyone else ready to throw a brick through their TV if they have to watch Shep salivate over the storm for one more minute?
My very favorite hurricane moment was watching Shep blown off his feet and sent rolling down a Beaumont, TX, street when Rita was coming in.