So the old question, which would you rather have represent you: a well meaning buffoon, or a highly competent meglomaniac who actively desires your death? I'm going to go with neither on this. The old Republic is better than the sith, and better than galaxywide genocidal war, but it's not really a good thing in and of itself.
"If force is the game, the murderer wins over the pickpocket." Ayn Rand
"Justice is the midpoint between being treated unjustly, and treating others unjustly." Aristotle