"The book or Revelation describes the Anti-Christ as someone with characteristics matching those of Barack Obama." This one man, of many who made the claim, stated that the anti-Christ will be a man, in his 40s, of Muslim descent, who will deceive the nations with persuasive language, and have a massive Christ-like appeal. The prophecy says that people will flock to him and he will promise false hope and world peace, and when he is in power, will destroy everything. The man that wrote this apparently didn't take the psych 1001 class because he doesn't know that his claim is about to be disproving in about six different ways! Being a Catholic I know my stuff!
The actual bible verse states that (Revelation 13:3-18) "And I saw one of his heads...wounded to death; and his fatal wound was healed and all the world was in wonder over the beast. And they worshipped Satan which gave the beast his power He was gifted with a mouth that could speak great & convincing things and blasphemies; and he was empowered to continue forty-two months. (3 1/2 years) He was empowered to make war with the saints, and to overcome them and power was given him over all races and languages and nations. Whosoever leads others into captivity shall go into captivity himself. He that kills others with the sword will also be killed with the sword. By confidence in this fact, the saints will receive patience and faith to endure their hardships.... He performs great wonders, even to make fire to come down from heaven on the earth in the sight of all mankind. He causes everyone, the unknown and the famous, rich and poor, free and those imprisoned, to receive a mark either in their right hand, or in their foreheads. So that no one may buy or sell, except for those that have either the mark, or the name of the beast, or the number of his name. In this lies wisdom. Let him that has understanding count the number of the beast for it is the number of a man; and his number is 666."
The man that wrote this forgot that because there is a tiny coincidence between the Bible verse and his view upon it doesn't mean that our 44th president is the Anti- Christ. He had no proof whatsoever backing this up except his misinterpretation of Christ's words. I'm assuming that if you read the Koran or any other religious script he could pick something out making Barack and his family not good enough to serve our country. As for Occam's Razor (Is there a simpler version that would fit his claim just as well?) I would have to say no there isn't a less complex version. I believe that he made it sound as straightforward as he could so that any American would be able to interpret this claim and make the choice to fallow him or not.
Stadin, Ray. "Bible Verses about the Antichrist." Angelfire: Welcome to Angelfire. 1995. Web. 30 Sept. 2011. <http://www.angelfire.com/realm/ofstardust/ANTICHRIST.html>.
Mikkenson, Barbra. "Snopes.com: Politics (Barack Obama)." Snopes.com: Urban Legends Reference Pages. 2011. Web. 30 Sept. 2011. <http://www.snopes.com/politics/obama/obama.asp>.