CapTon executive producer Michael Johnson took this shot from the podium of the New York delegation’s seating area, which is aaaaaalllll the way in the back of the Time Warner Cable Arena.

It’s far worse a location than the Republicans had at the Tampa Bay Times Forum last week, even though they’re just about as low on the party totem pole as the Democrats are here in Charlotte.

In fact, the New Yorkers were on the floor at the GOP confab. But, then again, they were a far smaller delegation than the Democrats, and pretty much everyone – with the exception of alternates – fit on the floor in Florida.

New York has the second-largest delegation here with 440 members – including alternates. California is the largest with 610. American Samoa is the smallest with 12, and even they have better seating than New York.

Democrats who have made it inside to see their seating have been overheard grousing about their poor placement, especially considering how much campaign cash Obama has raised in NYC.

MJ joked that Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver is going to have to use binoculars to see the stage when he announces the result of the New York vote during the roll call – assuming, of course, that he doesn’t cave to pressure and cede that responsibility to someone else, like Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, Sen. Chuck Schumer or Assemblyman/state Democratic Party Co-Chair Keith Wright.