This week in our series, we look at the presidential election of nineteen eighty-eight.Ronald Reagan was finishing his second term. He was America's fortieth president and one of the most popular.During his eight years in office, many Americans did well financially.Many felt more secure about the future of the nation and the world.The possibility of nuclear war with the Soviet Union did not seem as great a threat as it had in the past.The Constitution limits presidents to two terms. So, in nineteen eighty-eight, the country prepared to elect a new chief executive.There were three main candidates for the Republican Party nomination. They were George Herbert Walker Bush, Bob Dole and Pat Robertson.Bush had just served eight years as Reagan's vice president. Dole was the top Republican in the Senate.Robertson was a conservative Christian who had his own television program.