While campaigning for her former rival Barack Obama, the Democratic candidate, and Joe Biden, his running-mate, Hillary Clinton, the former first lady, praised Sarah Palin’s achievement in becoming the first female Republican vice-presidential candidate (photo).
On Monday, Ms Clinton told a Democratic campaign that is was a “great acomplishment” that the Alaska governor was candidate as John McCain’s running-mate. Yet she added that they “are not the change we need”.
Besides, the New York senator said that the election would not be decided on the historical significance of the candidates, but on issues.
“Women as well as men make their decisions after they weigh the evidence”, said Hillary Clinton.
Since June, when she conceded the Democratic nomination to Mr Obama, it was Ms Clinton’s second campaign visit to Florida.
In the same time on Monday, Sarah Palin attended a ceremony in Detroit where she and McCain picked up an endorsement from the Fraternal Order of Police Union.
Ms Palin has been condemned by critics as lacking in experience for a vice-presidential role.
Since 2006 she has been governor of Alaska, and her public service before that was as mayor of a small town.
But as on Saturday, about 6 000 people turned up to see Mr McCain and Ms Palin at a rally in Albuquerque, it seems that her nomination has energised the Republican campaign.
Released on Monday, five public opinion polls said that Mr Obama and Mr McCain were tied as they headed into the final eight weeks of the race for the White House.