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Obama, Romney urge unity, but how do we do that?

2 men, 2 speeches, 1 unifying message

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    2 men, 2 speeches, 1 unifying message

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  • After hard-fought campaign, both candidates call for national unity
  • What will it take to find common ground? What will you compromise?
  • Share your thoughts in the comments or tweet with #cnnireport

At the end of a long and divisive political season, the speeches of the victor and the vanquished shared similar themes.

President Barack Obama, in his victory speech early Wednesday, said, "We are not as divided as our politics suggest."

And in his concession speech, Mitt Romney made a similar point, saying, "We citizens have to rise to the occasion."

Which prompts a big question. How do we rise to the occasion? What could or should each of us do? Could you, for example, find common ground with someone whose ballot looked opposite yours? What would it take?

Let's start the conversation together. Offer your thoughts in the comments thread below, or join in on Twitter by tagging #cnnireport.