Seems like the obvious choice is to get rid of Holly. She is the weakest competitor, but sometimes these comps are complete random chance and Holly could fluke an HoH or veto win.
So if you keep Holly, there is only a 50% chance to get rid of Michie next week. Keep Tommy and there is a 75% of getting rid of Michie.
these arent equal pieces. holly has l
regardless of who is HOH next week the only way to get him out is if he doesn't win HOH or VETO
doesn't matter who HOH is next week, if michie wins veto
"Number one priority is getting Michie out next week," -Rosie
NOT EVEN CLOSE TO RIGHT
the BEST AND ONLY LOGICAL STRATEGY is playing for your safety next week.
the best way to be safe next week is YOU BE HOH.
the problem you are having grasping why it's the best strategy is you are looking at it as what is best for the group of them. If you are sitting there in the house you #1 priority has to be make final 3. and no picking who will be sitting next two you isn't about "who can help my game" it's about who you can beat in the final vote.
as for "christie vs tommy" there is an arguemtn for keeping christie - horrible competitor, however she was a strong player and as far as resume building goes, getting christie out there, carries more weight then getting tommy out there. so it's not as clear cut at that point. this week that choice would be way easier. and is exactly the point i'm making with Tommy vs Holly.