What is a Super Delegate?

The Democratic Nominee race seems to be going down to the wire between Hilary Clinton and Barack Obama. With a slim margin of delegates between the two candidates, the power held by super delegates have become a popular topic on political shows. The news programs have emphasized super delegates as having the voting power to swing the Democratic primaries to either candidate. But what is a super delegate and who are they?
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Drama in the Primaries all but over

This is disappointing.

In the past, the primaries have always been predetermined before the 2nd wave of states can contribute to the match. This year was suppose to be different. Both the Democrats and the Republicans had strong candidates to become their presidential representatives. Now the outlook, however, has become pretty clear cut due to the decisions of endorsers and the resignation of one of the Big Three in the Democratic Party.
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