Originally Posted by Rock114
I think he pretty much gave up on her. "Clementine is, who the fuck knows where, Lee's bitten, god knows how long he has left, and our only hope just vanished!" Or maybe he just thought that others deserved to live instead of him. He pretty much blames himself for Shawn, his family, and Ben/Christa depending on the belltower choice in episode 4. He probably didn't want another death on his shoulders after everything that had happened too, and was willing to (at least try) to save someone instead of doing nothing like he did at Hershel's Farm.
I just don't understand the Ben thing. Wouldn't he want to help Lee find Clem first? Lee and him were basically post-apocalyptic best friends.