After a late night of wooing New Hampshire Republicans, Senator Richard Lugar is up early at the Manchester Holiday Inn for a sensible breakfast of All-Bran and whole-wheat toast. It is part of an unvarying routine that includes yogurt and two apples for lunch daily and meticulous markings on a chart tracking his morning run. Such a creature of habit is now doing the most insensible thing by jumping into the G.O.P. presidential primaries in a way the political oddsmakers see as quixotic: he is already vastly out-financed and out-organized. Until he decided to test the presidential waters, Lugar was best...

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