(CNN) - Author and journalist Bob Woodward says he wants to teach his daughter about the electoral process, and that’s why he is a registered Democrat in the District of Columbia.
CNN’s Howard Kurtz of Reliable Sources inquired about Woodward’s political registration because of recent comments Woodward made on C-SPAN where he said he was a registered Democrat, but acted as a political independent.
“I take my daughter to vote,” Woodward told Kurtz on Reliable Sources. “She decides, she’s empowered, and that’s the main reason.”
Woodward pointed to Washington’s heavily Democratic voter population when prompted about why he didn’t register as an independent.
“It’s meaningless because the Democratic party, if you win the primary, that’s the end,” Woodward said. “So you would disenfranchise my young 14-year-old daughter,” he said jokingly.
Woodward also addressed his absence on Twitter, which many journalists now frequently use.
“I’m not sure what it is,” he said. “Part of my problem with the media…is the impatience of speed which drives everything. As you know, I do long form. On Twitter, you can do 140 characters.”