How long will this last? That is the question as the parties are banking on when the people go to the poll all of this will be long forgotten. They are probably right, Americans have short memories and rarely hold something long term against one party or the other. Other events and issues will have replaced the shutdown. So we will see what happens, but I am almost certain this shutdown will mean very little come next November, of 2014 I mean. Next month it still might be a big thing, that is until something bigger replaces it and it will.