Why is it assumed that this process must be directly and absolutely democratic? We’ve come a long way from smoke-filled rooms, but you wouldn’t know it from some of the complaining I’ve heard, first about caucuses and now about superdelegates. To me it makes sense the DNC members and members of Congress have their own seats at convention, just as DSC members and legislators are automatic delegates to our state conventions. This is simply a method of checks and balances to allow both activists and regular voters to gave a say.
Both Clinton and Obama have their share of superdelegates who have publicly endorsed them. Even if all superdelegates were with one candidate it would not be enough to overturn a clear voter mandate. In the case of Senators who are superdelegates, they are also colleagues of both and frankly probably do have more, or at least different, insight than the rest of us as to who would be a good President. Keep in mind that the members of Congress and Governors are themselves elected by the people and DNC members are elected by the DSCs who are elected by the people. These people should be prepared to explain their votes, but they should vote their consciences.