Never has so much attention been paid to super delegates. “Anthony Corrado, a political scientist at Colby College in Maine, says the role of these party elites is unprecedented. ‘The public is watching very carefully to see what party leaders decide,’ he says.”
http://www.usatoday.com/news/politics/election2008/2008-03-03-superdelegates_N.htm

See also:

Dallas Morning News, March 2
John Broder: You can tell a lot about a party by looking at its delegate rules

Tehran Times (Associated Press), March 1
Clinton’s surprising roller-coaster ride

Salon.com, Feb. 24
A non-paranoid’s guide to superdelegates