That's odd. I spent a while searching, I don't know how I missed that post. I fixed the doctype and had to add some JS and a conditional IE css file. Dumb. Apparently IE8 doesn't work well with media queries, which is what Bootstrap is built on. Yikes. I wish IE would just stop making browsers. Ugh
Now it is 90% there. For some reason, there is a background color sticking to the top right nav, when the css says it shouldn't be there. For now, that is my only issue I see.