In real estate, the old adage is that the three most important things when selling a house are location, location and location.
When it comes to presidential debates, the same is true. Where you stand on stage dictates your relative standing in the race — former House Speaker Newt Gingrich has moved from the fringes to center stage over the last few months, for example — and how much time you get to talk.
Below is a terrific chart the graphics wizards at the Post cooked up that shows where the candidates have stood on stage so far and how that correlates to how much they talk during the debate.
Check it out in advance of tonight’s Iowa presidential debate!