That this is a quality that so many people think is an important qualification for office is a sign of how infantile and neurotic our society has become.
Our society is infantile and neurotic, and growing moreso. We’ve been heading for decades towards the point where the majority of adults have unresolved psychological issues stemming from growing up in broken families. It’s no wonder that more and more want to use government as a replacement daddy.
Ironically, your disdain for and dismissal of a huge chunk of Americans mirrors the snotty, conceited and contemptuous view that the liberal, coastal elites hold of America. Only it is for different reasons - you for their lack of understanding that "caring for" is not a function of government, the liberal elites for their lack of sophistication in not endorsing more promiscuous lifestyles more whole-heartedly.
It is funny how such nearly identical sentiments are expressed by such opposing factions!