The government shutdown is due to the lack of leadership. While I think both parties are at equal fault, regardless of what the mainstream news media puts out, the responsibility of this debacle belongs squarely on the shoulders of one man, our president. He was elected to lead and so far he has not. He would rather campaign than lead.
If he would show true leadership, this situation could be resolved quickly. And by the way, real leadership is not "my way or the highway."