I had a good game going as the allies. Everyday now, I have 0 political points. I thought I read you get new ones everyday. I can't tell when I'm using them up, or where they've all gone to. Yes I changed some commanders at the beginning of the game, but now I'm finding out the hard way that the game is useless without them. My carriers are low on aircraft as a result of steady combat ops since the beginning of the war, and some badly needed squadrons that I could use to replace them with, are sitting on airfields on the west coast at 'restricted' commands, doing nobody any ggod just 'parked' there. So I can't access them. This, from what I can tell, has ruined my war. I get no replacements for my carrier aircraft, so U.S. carriers can no longer face enemy carriers, because their aircraft numbers are too depleted. It's only April of 42. Manila and Bataan are holding out in the PI. Batavia and Soerbaja are my only two major bases still holding out in Java. Rangoon is holding out, but probably not for that much longer. Singapore and Palembang have fallen. All those stats are historically semi accurate, and seem to give the game a nice historical feel, but the 0 political points thing is killing my game. Is this a salvagable situation? Will I start to see some carrier aircraft reinforcements in 1942?
Good answers elsewhere on where your PPs are likely going. You need to do your withdrawls or pay the piper. Your daily Ops Report will tell you if you're overdue to withdraw either planes or ships and how much it has already cost you in PPs. Get in the habit of reading the Ops Report after every orders resolution phase.
On aircraft replacements, under the I key on the task bar you'll find a report detailing your current pools, as well as the introduction date for future models along with their produciton quantities. It took the US some months to ramp up production after Pearl Harbor. You can't play loose with your carriers in 1942. You won't have a lot of replacements, especially Wildcats.
If you have not, stop doing turns and get familiar with each of the task bar buttons and the reports under them. Figure out how to do data sorts. You can't play the game without data, and it's all up there under those buttons.